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PURCHASED FROM THE INCOME OF THE 
JOSIAH H. BENTON FUND 



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HENDRICK CORTRIGHT(7) 

b. 1771, d. 1864 



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COURTRIGHT (KORTRIGHT) FAMILY 



DESCENDANTS OF 
BASTIAN VAN KORTRYK, 

A Native of Belgium who Emigrated to Holland about 1615 



BY JOHN HOWARD ABBOTT 



ILLUSTRATED 



TOBIAS A. WRIGHT 

Printer and Publisher 

150 Bleecker Street, New York 

1922 






Ldition of 350 Copies 

No () :.lL_._. 



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ILLUSTRATIONS 



Portrait of Hendrick Cortright . 

Home of Hon. Cornelius Cortright . 
Home of John Cortright .... 
Portrait of Mrs. Caroline (Cortright) Abbott 
Home of Stephen Abbott . 
Portrait of Stephen Abbott 
Portrait of John Abbott . 
Portrait of Robert Miner Abbott 
Portrait of John Howard Abbott 



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INTRODUCTION 



This book, the result of twenty years research during leisure time, 
may be of some assistance to those of other branches of the Courtright 
family who are not familiar with its history, but it is by no means com- 
plete, nor free from errors. 

It is more especially designed to preserve a genealogy of Benjamin 
Cortright, through his sons Cornelius, Henry and John, who came from 
Minisink district in Northampton County soon after the Revolution and 
settled in Plains, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, in the Wyoming Valley, 
leaving descendants now widely dispersed. It also includes a partial 
genealogy of the descendants of Elisha Cortright, a cousin, who came to 
the Valley at an early date. 

Records of the Harlem branch of the family herein contained have 
been taken literally from the accurate and well written "History of 
Harlem" by James Riker, and from numerous other authorities, while 
all baptisms and early marriages will be found in the published records 
of the Reformed Dutch churches of New Amsterdam, Kingston, 
Rochester, Sleepy Hollow, Wawarsing, Smithfield, Machackemeck, 
(Deerpark) Walpeck and other places. 

The sketches of the Abbott and Gore families are largely quotations 
from Oscar J. Harvey's History of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., while much in- 
formation has been gleaned from the publications of the New York 
Genealogical and Biographical Society, the Pennsylvania Archives, and 
many other sources. 

There are Cortrights among the early generations of whom nothing 
more will ever be known than name and date of baptism, some of whom 
died young, and others who married and may be traced through genera- 
tions now unrecorded. 

Many children were born, of whom there is no record, owing to 
frequent migration of young couples to new settlements where there 
was no established church, and in many instances church records have 
been lost or destroyed, containing information of great value. 

Duplication of given names was frequent among our Dutch an- 
cestors, making it difficult to ascertain with certainty who was referred 
to in marriage records, but these have been determined by comparisons 
of ages, locations, names of children, etc., so far as possible, although it 
will be surprising if no errors are discovered. Information of Cortright 



6 Introduction 

families unrecorded here, correction of errors and supplied omissions will 
be gratefully received and recorded in a future edition. The arrangement 
of this book is so simple as to require no explanation, while the abbrevia- 
tions are those generally used, such as b., for born, bap., baptized, m. f 
married ; d., died ; j. m., single man ; j. d., single woman, etc. 

Our Cortright ancestors were mostly farmers, living simple lives, 
industrious and honest, of strong religious convictions, sharing with other 
pioneers the dangers and hardships incident to the settlement of a new 
country, and but very few attained distinction. 

My warmest feelings of gratitude and sincere thanks are tendered 
to those who have so kindly aided me by supplying the necessary data, 
thus making this work possible, and not in a single instance has it been 
refused or my inquiries ignored. 

Your compiler is amply compensated in the thought that this record 
may afford pleasure to the Courtright descendants by giving them reliable 
information of their ancestors, heretofore not available to many, and 
foster an honest pride in an honorable American ancestry of two hundred 
and sixty years. 

Your Kinsman, 

JOHN HOWARD ABBOTT, 
4140 Agnes Avenue, 

Kansas City, Mo. 
April 16th, 1922. 



THE FAMILY NAME 



Family names were the exception and not the rule among our early 
Dutch colonists. The mass of people in the Fatherland used only a patron- 
ymic, formed by adding to the child's Christian name that of the father, 
with the affix, sen or son, by which originated all names so terminating, 
as for example, Hendrick Jansen (Hendrick, son of Jan), and the like. 

In correct writing, the affix was often shortened to se, or z, and al- 
ways in the case of females, to s. This custom necessarily produced 
among the male descendants of the same progenitor a diversity of sur- 
names, if they may, for convenience, be so called. 

Thus, Cornelius and Hendrick, being sons of Jan Bastiaensen, would 
be known as Cornelius Jansen and Hendrick Jansen, while their children 
would be named respectively Cornelissen and Hendricksen, and these 
names in turn each afford other varieties in the next generation. 

On the other hand, the use of the patronymic caused a frequent 
recurrence of the same name where no family connection whatever ex- 
isted. 

The inconvenience thus arising, and particularly the liability of con- 
founding persons of a similar name, was partially obviated by the practice 
in vogue in Fatherland, kept up by the colonists, both in familiar speech 
and in formal writings, of distinguishing persons by their birthplace, as 
for example, Hendrick Jansen Van Kortryk, that is, Hendrick Jansen, 
from or of Kortryk. 

In the Kingston and other church records, our ancestors were called 
Jansen and Hendricksen, until 1703, when the name was recorded Kort- 
right, with many ways of spelling it. 

This valued link connecting the colonist with his former home, was 
in many cases directly to his interest to preserve. 

In Holland, as with us, the name of the place thus often became 
the permanent family name, of which many instances abound, but it often 
resulted that two brothers, born in different places, and from these deriv- 
ing their respective surnames, gave rise to as many families, whose com- 
mon origin, after a few generations, none would suspect. 

In many cases the "Van" has been dropped, and often the name so 
changed as to disguise its origin, as those of Oblinus and Kortright. 

The first of these, derived from Houplines, and after emigration, 
probably in conformity to English utterance, became Oblinus, and by usage 



8 The Family Name 

before mentioned, written Van Oblinus, and at first, the Kortrights also 
used the Van. The Kortright name appears in the ancient land and church 
records in various forms, as Van Kortryk, Kortregt, Kortrecht, Kort- 
reght, etc., and frequently beginning with the letter C, and spelled phoneti- 
cally by the ministers to whom children were brought for baptism, or 
young couples presenting themselves for marriage. There were other var- 
iants, such as Curtright, and rarely Cartright, but soon after the Revolu- 
tion, the name was written Cortright by most of the descendants, although 
now generally written Courtright. 

Very few names among us at present, whether of Dutch, French or 
other descent, preserve their original form, a result to be deprecated, 
though a return to the early orthography may now neither be practicable 
nor desirable. 



THE COURTRIGHT FAMILY 



Kortryk (in French, Courtrai) was the home of the earliest ances- 
tor of the Courtright (Kortright) family of which there is any knowl- 
edge, so a brief history of the town may be of interest to those who de- 
sire information regarding the genealogy of this family. 

Kortryk is situated twenty-six miles Southwest of Ghent, on the 
river Lys, in the Province of West Flanders, Belgium, and is celebrated 
for its fine linen, while its lace factories are also important, employing 
many of its inhabitants. In 1910 it had a population of about 36,000, 
but considerable as is the prosperity of modern Courtrai, it is but a shadow 
of what it was in the middle ages during the halcyon period of the Flemish 
communes, as then it had a population of over 200,000. 

Many interesting structures of Courtrai's former grandeur remain; 
the Pont de Broel, with its towers at either end of the bridge, is as charac- 
teristic and complete as any monument of ancient Flanders that has come 
down to modern times. 

Among the remarkable public buildings is the Hotel de Ville, or 
Town Hall, a Gothic edifice, built in 1526, containing two singularly 
carved chimney pieces, representing the Virtues and Vices, and events in 
the early history of the town, one of them decorated with the coats of 
arms of the allied towns of Ghent and Bruges, the standard bearers of 
the Knights of Kortryk, and various statues, including those of Arch 
Duke Albert and his wife. The church of St. Martin dates from the 
fifteenth century, but the most important building in Courtrai is the church 
of Notre Dame, begun by Count Baldwin IX in 1191, and completed in 
121 1, in the chapel of which is hung one of Van Dyck's masterpieces, 
"The Erection of the Cross," and in this church are several other celebrated 
paintings. 

The Flemish language differs but slightly from the Dutch, in the 
middle ages forming but one tongue, and even at the present time the 
Flemish spoken language differs no more from the Dutch than some Ger- 
man dialects do from each other. 

The country called Belgium at the present time, originally peopled 
by a race of Celtic origin and subsequently overrun by Teutonic invaders, 
was conquered by Caesar, at which time the town existed and under the 
Romans was called Cortoriacum, afterwards changed to Curtricum. The 
Salic Franks gained possession in the fifth century, and in the ninth, the 
country formed part of the empire of Charlemagne. 



10 The Couktkight Family 

Kortryk was destroyed by the Normans, but rebuilt by Baldwin III, 
of Flanders, in the tenth century, who endowed it with market rights 
and laid the foundation of its industrial importance by inviting the settle- 
ment of foreign weavers. 

Flanders carried on a long continuous struggle against France, the 
result of which was the establishment of its complete independence. 

On the nth of July, 1302, below the walls of Kortryk, was fought 
the famous battle of the Spurs, when the French army of 47,000 men, 
under the Count of Artois, was defeated by the army of the allied burghers 
of Bruges, Ypres and Kortryk, consisting of 20,000 men, under Count 
John of Nabur and Duke William of Juliers. 

The French army was put to flight, while upward of 1,200 knights 
and several thousand soldiers fell, and afterward the victors collected 
over seven hundred golden spurs, an appendage worn by the French 
knights alone, which they hung up as a trophy in the church of the con- 
vent of Groenangen, now destroyed. A small chapel outside the Ghent 
gate, erected in 1831, marks the center of the battlefield. 

On the extinction of the male line of the Counts of Flanders in 1385, 
it became annexed to Burgundy by the marriage of Philip the Bold with 
a daughter of the Flemish princely race. The splendor loving Philip the 
Bold employed artists of every kind, while the name of his grand-son, 
Philip the Good, 1419-1467, is inseparably connected with the first bloom 
of Flemish painting. 

In 1477 the Netherlands came into the possession of the House of 
Hapsburg, Charles V., grand-son of Maximilian, succeeding to the whole 
of these provinces, which on his abdication in 1555, came under the sway 
of his son, Philip II, and thenceforward the Netherlands were subject to 
Spanish supremacy. 

About this time the new doctrines of the Reformed religion began 
to spread among the people, many of them embracing its teachings, more 
especially the thinking and sober classes, who had discarded their old 
beliefs and superstitions, and who were known as Walloons. 

The religious reform was rife not only in the Netherlands, but in 
England, France and Germany as well, and met with deadly opposition 
from the ruling powers, civil and ecclesiastical, being subjected to every 
cruel means for its suppression that these could exert, among which was 
the infamous system of espionage and torture known as the Spanish In- 
quisition. 

In 1559 the burdensome presence of the Spanish troops and other 



The Courtright Family 11 

grievances led to numerous tumults, to suppress which the King dispatched 
the Duke of Alva to the Netherlands with an army of 20,000 men. 

The persecutions under the royal governor, the bloody Duke of Alva, 
had become so insufferable, that in 1568 the provinces broke out in revolt, 
and took up arms under the noble patriot, William of Orange, but at 
first without success. 

Brighter were the prospects when, eight years later, the Walloons 
again struck for their liberties, for unable longer to bear the outrages 
heaped upon them, they appealed to arms, joining the Hollanders and 
French Huguenots in the effort to drive the Spaniards from the country 
and enjoy religious toleration. 

As a sequence, Holland, Zeeland, Gelderland and other provinces 
achieved their independence in 1579, after a long and obstinate struggle, 
but the remaining Netherlands, part unwilling, part unable to shake off 
their fetters, relapsed into a more servile bondage to Spain and the 
Papacy, and the Protestant Walloons were allowed two years in which 
either to return to the bosom of the church or leave the country, so shut 
up in this alternative, thousands sought safety in flight. 

The breaking out of war between France and Spain in 1635 also 
caused a considerable influx of Protestant refugees to England and 
Holland, and resulted in the conquest of parts of Flanders and other 
provinces and their annexation to France. 

No class of Gallic blood was more remarkable than the Walloons, 
mainly included within France and Belgium. Theirs was a belt of coun- 
try extending eastward from the river Lys, beyond both the Scheldt and 
Meuse, and embracing French or Walloon Flanders, most of Artois, the 
Cambresis, Hainault, Namur, Southern Brabant, and parts of Liege and 
Sedan, a fruitful region, and in the sixteenth century an independent 
Protestant state, attracting many of the persecuted Walloons during 
the religious troubles of that period. 

The northern limits of the Walloon country would have been nearly 
defined by a line drawn from Liege, on the Meuse, to Calais ; on the 
south it was bounded by Picardy, Champagne and Lorraine, provinces 
which at that time composed the French frontier. 

The Walloon emigrations of the sixteenth century went largely by 
way of the Scheldt, the Meuse, and their affluents, to Holland. 

Skirting interiorwise the districts which were the homes of the 
refugees, the Meuse flowed northerly, then swept westward around Bra- 
bant, reaching the sea by several outlets between the insular parts of 
South Holland. It is unsurpassed for bold and grand scenery, which 



12 The Couktright Family 

beginning near Sedan, is heightened to the sublime as it reaches Namur 
where the Sambre enters it. 

Towering walls of rock, now bare, now clad in foliage, rise on either 
side, while here and there huge cleft or ravine opens to view some far- 
reaching and romantic vale or dark unfathomed dell — fitting retreat for 
those stern feudal chiefs, who once took tribute of each passing vessel. 

Weird stories are woven around its fantastic forms and crumbling 
castles of an early period, but stranger tales were those of the sixteenth 
century — of crafts richly freighted, but not with merchandise, stealing 
down its favoring current, bearing the victims of persecution, Protestant 
Walloons from the adjacent districts, to a land of safety. 

The Walloons were a hardy, long lived race, tall, stout and muscular, 
of strong intellects, manly bearings, a sagacious, practical and laborious 
people, noted for. the plainness of their tastes, manners and dress. These 
several traits were clearly traceable to their ancestors, the old Belgae, 
their descent from whom was also unmistakable in their coolness and 
pertinacity, in contrast to those of Celtic blood. 

It was these qualities, combined with a natural love of arms, and 
the courage inherited from their ancestors, whom Caesar describes as 
the bravest of the Gauls, that made the Walloons such famous soldiers. 
Ever tenacious of their rights, and thus excessively litigant, they were 
yet hospitable and social, possessing much of the French vivacity. In 
domestic life they lacked no element of solid, home-spun comfort; the 
plain substantial domicile, roofed with tile or thatch, a bare floor, but a 
genial hearth-stone, with ample pile of blazing wood ; the oaken board, 
set with brown ware or pewter, with goodly supply of simple, wholesome 
food — this satisfied the Walloon in the line of living, while song or instru- 
mental music, of which they were very fond, enlivened the social hour. 

Says Davies, the historian of Holland, "Nor was it more in the 
numbers than in the sort of population that Holland found her advantage. 
The fugitives were not criminals escaped from justice, speculators lured 
by the hope of plunder, nor idlers coming thither to enjoy the luxuries 
which their own country did not afford ; they were generally men perse- 
cuted on account of their love of civic liberty, or their devotion to their 
religious tenets. Had they been content to sacrifice the one or the other 
to their present ease and interest they had remained unmolested where 
they were. It was by their activity, integrity and resolution that they 
rendered themselves obnoxious to the tyrannical and bigoted governments 
which drove them from their native land, and these virtues they carried 
with them to their adopted country, peopling it, not with vagabonds or 



The Courtright Family 13 

indolent voluptuaries, but with brave intelligent and useful citizens." 

Amsterdam, as the great commercial mart of Holland, and the seat 
of the Dutch West India Company, had become the great point of embark- 
ation for colonists going to New Netherland. They came from all parts 
of the country, not only the native Dutch, but fugitives from France 
and the Netherlands, and also refugees from the German and Scandin- 
avian countries, seeking a home in the United Provinces. 

Kortryk was a Flemish town yet farther down the Lys, which within 
the previous century had witnessed cruel persecutions, and during the 
existing war (how great its calamities) had changed hands four times 
in five years. But one of its families had escaped these last troubles 
by leaving some years before ; we refer to the ancestors of the Kort- 
right (or Courtright) family, in its day, one of the most wealthy in 
landed possessions in Harlem, now part of New York City. 

The large emigration to New Netherland from the exposed borders 
nearest the Spanish possessions, and especially the insular district having 
on the south the river Waal, and on the north the Rhine and Leek, 
furnished Harlem with several substantial families. 

Central of the district mentioned, upon the small river Linge, which 
empties into the Waal, stood the city of Leerdam, giving name to a 
country in which it was situated — a level, grazing country, otherwise 
called the Prince's land, because inherited by a son of William of Orange. 
To Leerdam had retired the family of Sebastian, or Bastian Van Kort- 
ryk, about all we know of this Kortright progenitor with his royal Spanish 
name. Two sons of Bastian, of whom we must speak, Jan and Michiel, 
were born at Leerdam ; but the first married and settled some further up 
the Linge, at a busy little village within sight of Wolfswaert Castle, as 
also of the ruined abbey of Marienwaert and called Beest, its bailiwick 
of the same name joining westerly to the Prince's land, but within the 
Gelderland border. 

Michiel, or as often called, 'Chiel Kortright, the other son of Bastian, 
had also married and been living in the Prince's land, near Schoonre- 
woerd, a pretty village two miles northerly from Leerdam. 

The spirit of emigration reaching this locality, many of its people 
began to pack up and leave for New Netherland, in which they had a safe 
precedent in no less a personage than the village pedagogue — much rever- 
enced was he and looked up to in those days, — good Master Gideon 
Schaets, who had gone thither in 1652, to preach the Gospel and fill the 
office of schoolmaster for young and old. 

Every bit of news wafted home from time to time in friendly letters 



14 The Colrtkight Family 

served to quicken interest in the new country which had caused so many 
vacant tenements and broken families about Beest and Schoonrewoerd. 

Yet 'Chiel Bastiaensen tarried some years at Schoonrewoerd, till 
blessed with three or four children, when he, and his elder brother, Jan 
Bastiaensen, whose three sons, born at Beest, his humble home in a bend 
of the Linge, were fast approaching manhood, yielded to the flattering 
offers held out by the colonists, and agreed to leave for that distant land. 

Proceeding to Amsterdam, they all embarked April 16th, 1663, in 
the ship Bonte-koe (Brindle or Spotted Cow), Jan Bergen, Master, in 
which ship there also sailed several French refugees from Mannheim, 
in the Palatinate. Men, women and children, there were ninety odd 
passengers, the French composing a third. Each adult was charged 39 
florins, children under ten, half price, and it cost Jan Bastiaensen (Kort- 
right) for himself, wife and family, 204 florins, 10 stivers. 

The Bastiaensen brothers, upon their arrival, first went to Stuyves- 
ant's Bowery, though they soon after came to Harlem. 

Jan Bastiaensen, (born 161 8) as we have seen, came to this coun- 
try from the County of Leerdam, or the Prince's land, in South Hol- 
land, in 1663, accompanied by his brother, Michiel Bastiaensen, (born 
1620), both of whom afterwards lived in Harlem. 

Jan was the "Kortryck" who owned a Bouwery on Staten Island in 
1674. (N. Y. Col. Mss., XXIII, 403). He spent part of his time at 
Harlem, but is last mentioned there Jan. 8th, 1677, when he is witness 
to a power of attorney, given by his old Schoonrewoerd friend, Jan Louwe 
Bogert. 

His children were Cornelius, born 1645, Hendrick, 1648, Laurens, 
165 1, and Belitie, 1659, wno was » as were the others, "uit Holland" and 
who married, December 8th, 1678, Jacob Jansen Decker, of Esopus, 
whither her brother Hendrick had gone to live. 

Michiel Bastiaensen, who came in 1663, with his wife and children, 
the first four born in the town of Schoonrewoerd, in Gelderland, Holland, 
lived several years at Harlem, but on May 1st, 1669, leased a farm from 
John Archer, at Fordham, for five years, and on Jan. 1st, 1675, with his 
son-in-law, Hendrick Kiersen, hired from the widow Tourneur her farm 
upon Jochim Pieters and Van Keulens Hook, with house, barn, orchard, 
meadows, stock and tools, for three years from May 1st, ensuing. 

On Oct. 26th, 1677, they leased 74 acres of land at Spuyten Duyvel 
from Jan Dyckman and Jan Nagel, for a term of twelve years, agree- 
ing to pay each a hen for the first seven years, 150 guilders for the next 
three years, and for the last two years, 200 guilders. 



The Courtright Family 15 

This was the first successful effort to make improvements in that 
section of Manhattan Island, on which there was not another white man's 
hearthstone north of Harlem village. 

In October 1673, he was elected a magistrate at Fordham, and was 
on the roll of the Night Watch at Harlem, as well as being identified 
with the Dutch church there. 

His children were Reyer, born 1653 ; Metje, 1655, married Hendrick 
Kiersen; Annetie, 1658, married John Odell (ancestor of the Fordham 
Odells) ; Bastiaen, 1662; and Aefie, 1665, born in New York, who mar- 
ried Jacques Tourneur. 



HARLLM 



The pioneer settlers of Harlem were Henry and Isaac De Forest, 
French Huguenots, who came from Leyden, Holland, in 1636, choosing 
for their home the rich flat lands called Muscoota, about eight miles north 
of New Amsterdam, on Manhattan Island, where Henry obtained from 
director Van Twiller a grant of about 200 acres. 

Here they built a farm house, in the rural Dutch style, forty two 
feet long and eighteen feet wide, surrounded by a high close fence of 
heavy round pickets, as a protection from the Indians, who eyed with 
ill-disguised suspicion this inroad upon their ancient hunting grounds. 

The following spring they were cheered by the arrival of Dr. 
Johannes La Montagne, with his family, he having married Rachel, a 
sister of the De Forests. 

Soon after, other settlers came, but the founders of Harlem were 
neither exclusively nor mainly Hollanders, as has been the common 
opinion. The community was made up mainly and in about even propor- 
tions of Hollanders and French Huguenots, while from the fir-clad hills 
of old Scandinavia, came sturdy Danes, Norwegians and Swedes, in 
faith Lutherans, inured to the soil, few in numbers, yet including several 
of undoubted worth and attainments. 

Other executions there were, while all were men of probity, who had 
sacrificed much for liberty and the Reformed religion, and were equal 
to those of their times in intelligence, education and enterprise. 

Highly industrious, they scorned, even in poverty, any dependence 
upon the charitable, while they could practice an honest trade or handi- 
craft, such as each invariably possessed. 

Their record, though not faultless, sustains this general good char- 
acter; tried men, used to conquering difficulties, undaunted by the perils 
incident to a wild, a hostile land, theirs was the work of constructing a 
new society, a civilization, to which despotic Europe, then a stranger, 
could not tolerate. 

Its safeguards — the church, the school, the civic magistracy, they 
were careful to bring with them, to plant and nurture as on a more con- 
genial soil, and which, deeply rooted, still yield for us their golden fruits. 

On September 15th, 1655, sixty-four canoes of armed savages landed 
at New Amsterdam, and began to break into the houses for plunder. All 
was alarm and confusion, Governor Stuyvesant being absent on an ex- 



Harlem 17 

pedition to the Delaware with most of the garrison, and the enraged 
Indians began a slaughter of the settlers, full fifty of whom fell in three 
days, while over a hundred, mostly women and children, were carried 
into captivity. 

Hordes of armed savages, thirsting for blood, swept over the flat 
at Harlem, slaying the settlers, plundering and burning their homes, and 
devastating their bouweries. The Indians had threatened to root out the 
Dutch, and kept their word, nor did they spare the English either, and 
the history of these flats up to this period presented but a series of adversi- 
ties, so it was considered time to arrest single-handed attempts to plant 
bouweries, costing as they had so many valuable lives. 

An interesting period is that which gave origin to the village of Har- 
lem, which section was to be peopled and cultivated, but by some new and 
more efficient mode than that already tried, and the Government had an- 
other object in view than that of promoting the settlement of this district. 
This was to enhance the safety of New Amsterdam, as would result from 
planting a strong village with a garrison, on this frontier end of the 
island. 

On March 4th, 1658, the Director General and Council of New 
Netherland resolved to form a new village, and ground was broken for 
the new settlement on August 14th, ensuing, hilarity and good cheer 
marking the occasion. With its new advent into life and activity, the 
infant settlement was called Nieuw Haerlem, from that famous city of 
North Holland. 

Soon several buildings were erected in the new village, and the settlers, 
having steadily increased in numbers, now deemed themselves entitled to 
a court of Justice, nominating a number of the best qualified persons to 
rule as Magistrates, submitting their names to the Director and Council, 
who confirmed three, they assuming their duties on August 16th, 1660. 

Some of the inhabitants, in want of servants and laborers, bought a 
number of negro slaves, sold at auction in Ft. Amsterdam, May 29th, 
1664, they having arrived a few days before in the ship Sparrow, from 
Curacao, these probably being the first slaves owned at Harlem. 

An English fleet appeared suddenly before Fort Amsterdam, under 
Col. Richard Nichols, and made an easy conquest of the province. 

The Fort was surrendered on Sept. 8th, 1664, and the city, as also 
the province, named New York. The wise and conciliatory course taken 
by the new governor, Nichols, could not at once allay the feeling of indig- 
nation which found expression among the Harlem people, or repair the 
injury inflicted on the whole colony. 



18 Harlem 

On the nth of October, 1667, Governor Nichols gave the people of 
Harlem a patent, ample in its terms, which confirmed the titles of the 
owners, and determined and settled their landed rights. 

The Holland and Zeeland fleets recaptured the fort at New York, 
on August 10th, 1673, in the name of the United Netherlands, naming the 
fort, "Willem Hendrick" and the City, "New Orange." 

This political event was in the highest degree pleasing to the Harlem 
community, promising to its simple Belgian character and customs a 
happy perpetuity, while it restored, fresh and intact, the memories of the 
Fatherland. However, the rule of the Dutch was of short duration, for 
on the 10th of November, 1674, the fort was yielded up to the English 
Governor, Sir Edmund Andros, re-named Fort James, the city, New 
York, and the English form of government was restored. By its order 
to the town, December 7th, nominations were made to fill the places of 
constable and overseers, the new Schout (sheriff) being David des Marest, 
Cornells Jansen Kortright took his seat as an overseer, and with him, 
Oblinus, Dyckman and Meyer. 

A matter of great importance to the freeholders was a renewal or 
confirmation of the town patent, granted by former Governor Nichols; 
its confirmation now deemed imperative to preserve and secure these 
valuable franchises to them, their heirs or successors, so a new patent 
was drawn up, approved in Council, and signed by Governor Thomas 
Dongan, March 7th, 1686, the Patentees named being John Delaval, Re- 
solved Waldron, Joost Van Oblinus, Daniel Tourneur, Adolph Mayer, 
John Spragge, Jan Hendrick Breevort, Jan Delamater, Barent Waldron, 
Isaac Delamater, Johannes Vermilje, Lawrence Jansen (Kortright), 
Peter Van Oblinus, Jan Dyckman, Jan Nagel, Arent Harmense Bussing, 
Cornells Jansen (Kortright), Hester Delamater, Jacqueline Tourneur, 
Johannes Verveelen, William Haldron, Abraham Montagne and Pieter 
Parmentier. 

No mention of a church edifice, or any effort to erect one here 
occurs until 1664, although Domine Michiel Zyperus, who came in 1660, 
a licientiate, who could preach and teach, but not perform the marriage 
ceremony, administer the sacraments, or admit to church membership, 
caused the flock at Harlem to resort to Stuyvesant's Bouwery, where 
Rev. Henry Selyns had been installed pastor, many having been received 
as members there, or in the church of Brooklyn, several miles away. 

Domine Zyperus having departed, the religious interests suffering, 
and the congregation being unable to support a minister, Jan La Mon- 
tagne was selected to fill the office of "Voorleser", or parish clerk, his 



Harlem 19 

duties being to lead in singing, read a sermon from some orthodox 
Dutch divine, comfort the sick, perform the burial service, instruct the 
children, and to these were usually added the duties of public auctioneer. 
Thereafter, the church had a regular succession of Voorlesers, to per- 
form the various duties named. 

At a feast given by the magistrates to Governor Stuyvesant, Jan. 
23rd, 1665, in the new church which had been recently erected, the people 
sought counsel of their honored guest before he should leave for Holland, 
his advice being greatly leaned upon and valued. 

This church, serving for a school-house also, was built on the north 
side of the Great Way, (since the Church Lane), on a vacant lot reserved 
for this purpose, and in 1680, measures were taken to build a new church, 
the old one being no longer adapted to the needs and improved tastes of 
the community, though still answering for a school. 

The church was built of stone, upon a new site, Laurens Kortright 
and the Delamater family giving up their two north erven for this purpose. 

It was thirty-six Dutch feet square, with a small steeple, and covered 
with shingles, and when completed, there came a proud moment for the 
villagers ; it was when the gilded "haen", or weather cock, with the cap 
on which it perched, was raised to its lofty position on the tip of the 
steeple. 

On September 30th, 1686, Domine Henry Selyns preached the first 
sermon in the new church, administered the Lord's Supper, and a liberal 
collection, twenty-two florins, was taken up. 

Before the people separated, they nominated new town officers, who 
were Jan Van Brevoort, constable, and Jan Dyckman, Lawrence Jansen 
Kortright, and Isaac Delamater, magistrates, who were sworn in at New 
York, November 2nd, 1686. 

It was three fourths of a century after the new church was built 
before the congregation secured a pastor to live among them, but the 
ministry of Domine Selyns, who preached frequently, seems to have gone 
smoothly, till the breaking out of the Leisler troubles in 1689, when 
several old members died, among them, Cornelis Jansen Kortright. 

The Sunday services were kept up without interruption, under the 
lead of Guiliaem Bertholf, and the other voorlesers who succeeded him, 
and finally, in 1765, the church called Rev. Martinus Schoonmaker, who 
took up his residence at Harlem. 

The court records, valuable as an index of the public morals, show 
that cases of trespass, slander and breach of the peace were too com- 
mon, but that not a single manslaughter, action for divorce, a clear case 



20 Harlem 

of larceny or other serious crime is reported for the entire period under 
review. The inhabitants, wedded to plain and primitive habits, pre- 
served all their characteristics in their ways and modes of living. Their 
houses began to be constructed with regard to permanence and even 
to style, being built of stone, of ample dimensions, though of only one full 
story. The low ceilings exposed heavy oak beams, often planed and 
beaded, and taste sometimes demanded wainscoting, either plain or in 
panels, around the rooms and hall, and up the broad stairway, with its 
oaken balustrades, leading to the loft. 

The panes in the windows were about seven by nine inches, often 
set in leaden cross-bars, and protected by close strong shutters. 

The fireplace, with usually no jambs, supported by the walls, gave 
ample room for all about the fire, and thus suspended, the chimney mouth 
opened wide, to catch the sparks and smoke, forming a convenient place 
in the proper season, to hang up hams, sausage and beef. 

No people could have been more independent than the farmer, who 
burnt his own lime, made all the boots and shoes for the family, did 
most of his own carpenter work, while their help in the heavy farm 
work was mainly African slaves, numbering one to four whites. 

The children were brought up to habits of industry, the sons in- 
variably given a trade, and the daughters well taught in all household 
duties, while she who could not show her stores of domestic linens and 
other products of her maidenly skill, was considered but a poor candi- 
date for matrimony. As soon as the flax and wool could be prepared in 
the fall, the women brought out the spinning wheel and made "home- 
spun", as it was termed, to supply the family with clothing. 

The carpet, when first introduced called in derision a dirt cover, was 
unknown here in those days. The bare floors, as scrupulously clean as 
the bare table on which they ate their food, was scrubbed, sprinkled with 
fine beach sand, and swept in waves or other figures, a sample of the 
general tidiness which ruled the premises. 

Living so largely within themselves, they knew little of the dangers 
and diseases incident to luxury and indolence, and their pride was of a 
kind that was no bar to pleasure, if their only coach was a common wagon, 
or perchance an ox-cart, while their home-made linsey-woolsey gave con- 
tent equally with the finest imported fabrics. 

They were sociable, their tables being as free to their neighbors as 
to themselves, and hospitality could not do too much for the guest it 
welcomed, while their doors were wide open to let charity in and out, 
either to assist each other or relieve a stranger. 



Harlem 21 

Intermarriages among the resident families was the rule, and he was 
thought a bold swain who ventured beyond the pale of the community to 
woo a mate, but an unaffected welcome awaited the blushing bride on 
her first arrival from the charming vales of Bloomingdale, the hills of 
Westchester, or rural home at Bergen, Hackensack or Esopus. 

Large productive farms and a convenient market for all they had 
to sell, led to certain wealth, and no thriftier farmers were to be found 
anywhere. They were proud, too, of their broad acres, fine stock, lands 
well tilled and barns well filled, but nothing could win them to the dis- 
play and ceremony of city life ; though the latter, simplicity itself as com- 
pared with the demands of modern fashion, sets in stronger contrast the 
unpretentious yet rational style of living, which obtained in even the 
wealthier families. English modes and manners could make but slow 
advance among a people so tenacious of the Holland tongue, who for half 
a century kept their records in Dutch, and their accounts in guilders and 
stivers. 



PUBLIC 



E.SOPUS AND MINI5INK 



Esopus was originally a general name for the large and indefinite 
tract of country in which Wiltwick, now Kingston, (Ulster Co., N. Y.) 
is situated, and the name was subsequently applied, in a popular way, 
to Kingston itself, which was settled by the Dutch and French prior 
to 1657. In the spring of 1661, Gov. Peter Stuyvesant "Observing 
the situation and condition of the place called 'Esopus', and pleased 
thereat, erected our place into a village, and honored it with the name of 
Wiltwick." 

The deed from the Indians to Thomas Chambers, who was one of the 
leading men there, was dated June 5, 1652, and on the 15th of April, 
1660, Robert Swartwout was appointed the first "Schout," and Evert 
Pels, Cornelise ' Barentse Shlect and Albert Heymans Roosa, the first 
"Schepens." 

The old Dutch Church was organized on August 17th, 1659, when 
Hermanus Blom, whom Gov. Stuyvesant had sent to be Pastor there, 
preached two sermons, which were gratefully received by the settlers. 

He served until 1668, and thereafter the Church had a regular suc- 
cession of Pastors, among whom were Laurentius Van Gaasbeeck, Johan- 
nes Petrus Nucella, Georgius Wilhelm Mancius, and Domine Petrus Vas, 
the latter serving from 1710 to 1756, and greatly beloved by his people. 

MOMBACCUS was the name of the general tract of country now 
embraced, in whole or in part, in the town of Rochester, Ulster County. 

This tract was not called Rochester until early in the 18th century, 
after which the name of Mombaccus was applied, as it now is, to a 
small locality in the same town. 

MINISINK is the name originally applied to a mining settlement by 
the Dutch and Swedes, on both banks of the Delaware River, prior to 
1700, extending from the Water Gap, in a northerly direction about 40 
miles. The Minisink region included a considerable portion of western 
and northern New Jersey, and the southerly sections of Orange and 
Sullivan counties, in the state of New York, as they now exist and part 
of the counties of Pike, Monroe and Northampton, in Pennsylvania. 

The village of Minisink was situated in New Jersey, near the con- 
fluence of the Delaware and Neversink rivers. 

There is a township in Orange County named Minisink, organized 
in 1780, which originally comprised a large area extending to the New 
Jersey line, but now considerably smaller. 

The "Minisink" patent, granted by the Crown in 1704, covered a 



ESOPUS AND MlNISINK 23 

considerable portion of the Minisink country, and was so general and 
indefinite as to its boundaries, that for a long time it was a disturbing 
element among the inhabitants, owing to other grants of land about the 
same time. 

The "Wawayanda" patent was granted in 1703, and the settlers of 
these patents had serious conflicts with the people of New Jersey, grow- 
ing out of the uncertain boundary line of New York and New Jersey. 

No action could be taken or maintained by either party, many hard 
and personal struggles took place to gain possession of the lands in ques- 
tion, and a lawless violence reigned over the disputed territory for more 
than three-quarters of a century, but the dispute was finally settled in 
1767, by dividing the territory equally, or as nearly so as possible. 

The Minisink was settled largely by Holland Dutch, who strayed 
down from Esopus, Mombaccus, Rochester, Marbletown and other places 
in Ulster County, whose descendants remained on the premises of their 
forefathers until after the Revolution. 

At an early day, the people along the Delaware and Neversink Rivers, 
in the Minisink region, for a distance of forty miles, having a desire to 
hear the Gospel preached, concluded to form four congregations 
and to support one Minister. As there was no one to officiate in that 
capacity, and the people being generally from Holland, and of the Dutch 
Reformed Church, sent a young man, John Casperus Freyenmuth, to 
Holland, there to educate himself for the Ministry. 

He went, finished his studies, was ordained, and became Minister 
of the four churches or congregations in 1741. He was agreeable to the 
people and gratefully remembered, his services continuing until 1755, 
when the French and Indian war started. In 1764, the Rev. Thomas 
Romeyn (Romaine) became Minister, his services continuing for several 
years, with satisfaction to himself, as well as to the people. 

The Register of the Reformed Church at Machackemeck (Deerpark) 
shows that this church began services August 19, 17 16, the Pastor on 
this occasion being Domine Petrus Vas, who lived in Kingston, and who 
often thereafter officiated. This church was in Deerpark, about a mile 
south of Port Jervis, near the junction of the Delaware and Neversink 
Rivers, and was burned during the Revolution, but on the same spot a 
new church was built. 

The Walpeck Congregation was the name of the ancient church at a 
town formerly termed Walpeck, in Sussex County, New Jersey, a few 
miles south of Deerpark, and the register of this church shows services 
began there in 1741, under the ministry of John Casperus Freyenmuth. 



24 ESOPUS AND MlNISINK 

The Smithfield Church was at Smithfield, Monroe Co., Pa., about ten 
miles from the Walpeck Church, while the Minisink Church, at Minisink, 
was situated eight miles south-west of the Machackemeck Church, in 
Montague township, near the line. 

These were the four churches mentioned, all within a few miles of 
one another, and whose records have preserved much of interest per- 
taining to the early settlers. 

The whole Minisink country was repeatedly raided by Indians dur- 
ing the Revolution, many of the settlers being killed and much property 
destroyed, and in 1778 and 1779, Brant's Indians swept through the 
Rondout and Neversink Valleys, with torch and gun, leaving death and 
destruction in their path. 

"With Brant and Butler and their savages and tories on one hand, 
and British hosts on the other, the little town of Minisink and surround- 
ing hamlets suffered all the horrors of a most bitter war. 

The friends of today became the foes of tomorrow, and massacre 
of the settlers was of frequent occurrence. Scattered embers and smoking 
ruins in this and that little clearing amid the forests along the Delaware, 
Mohawk and Neversink, told where yesterday had stood the log-built 
homes of the pioneers, their crops and stock destroyed. 

Patriot fathers fought unequal battles against lurking Indian or 
more treacherous Tory, while patriotic mothers, guarding their little ones, 
fled in terror here and there, hiding in the woods, with berries and herbs 
for food, the forest wilds their only shelter from the elements and foes 
alike. 

Many women and children, refugees from the Wyoming Valley, 
perished from fatigue in trying to cross a swamp, known as the "Shades 
of death", while several children were born in that fearful spot, only to 
die there with their unhappy mothers. 

Many there were who met death in massacre and battle, from ambush 
and open field, as on July 3d, 1778, at Wyoming, November nth, same 
year, at Cherry Valley, and in July, 1779, the battle of Minisink, in which 
the town and near settlements were destroyed. 

In the early autumn of 1779, General Sullivan and General James 
Clinton, with five thousand men, conducted an expedition in two divisions, 
one going west from Minisink, the other north-west of the Mohawk to 
Canajoharie, when it turned to the south-west along the Susquehanna. 

The two columns met at Tioga Point, and on August 29th, 1779, 
routed 1,500 Tories and Indians, under Johnson, Butler and Brant, the 
battle taking place at Newton, now Elmira." 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 



Bastiaen Van Kortryk, a native of the city of Kortryk, West 
Flanders, Belgium, emigrated to Holland about 1615, settling in the 
town of Leerdam, as has been shown. He had sons Jan and Michiel. 

FIRST GENERATION IN AMERICA. 

+ i Jan Bastiaensen (Van Kortryk), born 1618, at Leerdam, Hol- 
land, went to the town of Beest, not far from Leerdam, where 
he married and where his children were born, these being 
Cornelis, Hendrick, Laurens and Belitie. With his brother 
Michiel and their families, he sailed for New Amsterdam, em- 
barking in the Spotted Cow April 16th, 1663, and had a Bouwery 
on Staten Island, but probably spent a part of his time at Harlem. 

+2 Michiel Bastiaensen (Van Kortryk), born 1620, at Leerdam, 
also married and removed to the village of Schoonrewoert, not 
far from Leerdam, where his children, Reyer, Metje, Annetie 
and Bastiaen were born, his fifth child, Aefie, born in Harlem. 
They all came in the Spotted Cow in 1663, with Jan and his 
family, and soon came to Harlem, later making their home at 
Ford ham. 

SECOND GENERATION. 
1 Jan Bastiaensen (Van Kortryk). Issue: 
4-3 Cornelis Jansen (Kortright), whose descendants composed the 
principal part of the late Kortright family of Harlem, was born 
at Beest, in Gelderland, Holland, in 1645, came out with his 
father, Jan Bastiaensen, in 1663, and in 1665, married Metje, 
daughter of Bastiaen Eleyessen, and the widow of Claes Teunisz 
Van Appeldorn, a lady who, after Jansen's early death in 1689, 
proved her ability both to manage his business and enhance 
his estate, the use of which, under his will dated Feb. 25, of 
said year, (but not proved till March 18th, 1706), she was to en- 
joy till her death or re-marriage. 
Having been a trooper, he gave his eldest son Johannes, "the best 
horse, and the best saddle, and the best boots, and the best pistols, 
and holsters, and carbines and cutlass." He also left him, over and 
above his share of the estate, " the lot of land at Jochem Pieters, to 
wit; — the lot by the great gate." 



26 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

A notable transaction was Nicholas de Meyer's sale Sept. 25th, 
1669, of the two farms embraced in his patent, to the brothers Cornelis 
and Laurens Jansen, the first of whom being the ancestor of the Kort- 
right family, or that branch afterwards known for its large landed 
possessions, of which this purchase formed the nucleus. 

The removal of Verveelen having left the village (Harlem) without 
an ordinary keeper, Cornelis Jansen Kortright, who was well liked in the 
town, and afterwards enjoyed various public trusts, was admitted June 
2d, 1670, to keep the ordinary on the usual conditions — to make suitable 
provisions fon travellers, and not to sell any liquor to the Indians ; he 
thereupon accepted the oath. 

Cornelis and Laurens Jansen, having for a year worked the farm 
bought in partnership of Mr. De Meyer, agreed to part, as Laurens was 
about to lease the farm of Lubbert Gerritsen. The parties met for the 
purpose, Oct. 24th, 1670, and contracts were partly drawn, when they 
failed to agree. Cornelis having taken the De Meyer farm, Laurens on 
May 5th, 1671, gave him a lease of his part for four years, at the yearly 
rental of 400 guilders in grain. Their father, Jan Bastiaensen, and 
Rastiaen Eleyessen, the father-in-law of Cornelis, were present and sub- 
scribed this agreement. Laurens went to Esopus and married, and is 
not found at Harlem for several years. 

Cornelis Jansen Kortright was constable in 1672, overseer in 1674, 
and 1681, and commissioner of the town court Feb. 2d, 1686 and Nov. 
1st, 1687. On November 7th, 1673, by a majority of votes cast by the 
town, he was chosen and confirmed Captain of the Night Watch, con- 
sisting of four companies or corporalships, as some of the English ex- 
asperated at the recovery of the country by the Dutch, began to make 
trouble. He with others, was admitted to church membership at New Am- 
sterdam, March 1st, 1673, and was a liberal supporter thereof. 

On Feb. 6th, 1675, the Jansens, Cornelis and Laurens, completed 
a division of the lands bought of De Meyer, Cornelis taking the farm 
on Montagne's Flat, lots 18, Jochem Pieters, and 15, Van Keulen's Hook, 
and the two out-gardens. 

Laurens took lot 2, Jochem Pieter's and lot 6, Van Kuelen's Hook, 
with the two erven, and also the orchard occupying two north gardens. 

Laurens part being of most value, as it included the buildings, 
he agrees to give his brother 600 guilders. This property, as thus 
divided, composed the beginnings, respectively, of the Kortright and Low 
estates. 

An event locally interesting was Cornelis Jansen's removal to his 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 27 

land on Montague's Flat, since known as the Nutter Farm. On April 30th, 
1684, he engaged Adrianus Westerhout to build him a house there, 22 by 
36 feet, to be ready in six weeks, for which he agreed to pay 800 guilders 
in fat cattle, wheat and rye. Here Jansen established the famous tavern 
and stopping place, commonly called the Half-way House, and which 
continued to be kept after his death in 1689, by his widow. 

It stood on the west side of Harlem Lane, at the foot of the hill 
about 109th Street. A little above this site, Valentine Nutter, on get- 
ting possession of the Kortright farm after the Revolution, built a new 
residence, which remained till swept away by the opening of 6th Avenue, 
en which it stood, its north corner touching 110th Street. 

On March 7th, 1686, Thomas Dongan, Captain-General and Governor 
of the Province of New York, granted a patent to the proprietors which 
confirmed the patent granted by the former Governor, Richard Nichols, 
October nth, 1667. On the list of patentees are named Cornells and 
Laurens Jansen '(Kortright), whose valuable franchises were secured to 
them, their heirs and successors, by the Dongan Patent, as it was pro- 
fessedly designed for quieting the freeholders and inhabitants in their 
ancient rights and privileges. 

The widow, from her husband, is usually called Metje Cornells, 
once Metje Jansen, and sometimes, from her father, Metje Bastiaens. 

As the lists show, she drew largely of the common lands in the 
Flat; in the deed dated March 21, 1701, "bounded by a line leading from 
the southwest corner of the kitchen as the fence runs, to a small brook 
till it meets with the old lots of Cornells Kortright, deceased." 

In 1715, her family held 246 acres, of which Laurens Cornelissen 
held exclusively jy, and he and the other heirs jointly 169, which from 
1715 to 1726, stood in the name of "Metje Cornells' heirs." 

The children of Cornells Jansen and Metje (Bastiaens) Kortright 
were Aefie, Johannes, Annetie, Maria and Laurens, all of whom were 
called Cornelissen. 

+4 Hendrick Jansen (Kortright), came with his father, Jan, in 1663 
and bought land near Stuyvesant's Bouwery, Feb. 12th, 1669, but 
did not long hold it. He first styled himself Van Beest, but later 
in life from his father's birth place, was called Hendrick Jansen 
Van Kortright, and in the church records, his name was usually 
written Hendrick Jansen. 

He and his brother Laurens, going to Esopus, both married there, 
Hendrick, on Dec. 14, 1672, to Catharine Hansen, "born in New York." 

She was probably a daughter of Hans Webber, "master at arms," who 



28 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

died in 1649, and whose widow, Elsje Pieters van Hamburg, married in 
1650, Matthys Capido, removed to Esopus, and was killed by the Indians in 
1663. On Sept. 28th, 1647, Hans Webber was appointed Captain at arms 
to the garrison at Fort Amsterdam,, and on Sept. 1st, 1749, he was given 
power of attorney, by Anthony Barmoede, a Spaniard, to receive his 
share of the prize Tobasco. 

Hendrick's first child being born at Harlem, in 1674, he was probably 
then living there, but as before stated, he settled in Ulster County, buying 
land at Mombackus, town of Rochester, where he raised a large family 
who bore the name of Kortright or Cortright, and whose descendants have 
become numerous and widely scattered. 

Hendrick lost his wife in 1740, and he died in 1741, aged 93., their 
children being Jan, Hendrick, Cornells, Geertje, Arie, Antje, Laurens, 
Jacob, Jannetje, Peter, and Cathryn. 

John, Cornells, Lawrence and Peter Cortright subscribe for the minis- 
ter at Rochester in 1717, and were leading men there. 

-f-5 Laurens Jansen (Kortright), b. 1651, at Beest, Gelderland, 
Holland, and ancestor of the LOW family of Harlem, was the 
youngest son of Jan Bastiaensen (Van Kortryk), and came in 
1663, with his parents. 

He married in 1672, Mary, dau. of Albert Heymans Roosa, and his 
wife, Wyntje Ariens, at Esopus. The Roosa family came from Herwynen, 
Gelderland, Holland, sailing in the Bonte-koe, April 15th, 1660, and went 
immediately to Esopus, where he and his wife united with the church of 
which two years after, he became an elder. 

Governor Stuyvesant giving a name to Wiltwick (Esopus), May 16th, 
1661, appointed Roosa one of its first schepens. Here he took up land, 
for which he got a patent in 1664, and died in 1679, leaving a good es- 
tate, and eight surviving children. 

Laurens Jansen's share of the De Meyer lands, bought jointly with 
his brother Cornells, laid the foundation of the ample estate he acquired at 
Harlem, but which, with his grandsons, passed out of the name. 

His election as an overseer in 1677, and repeatedly afterward, and 
the other responsible duties intrusted to him, evince the respect in which 
he was held. He died in 1727, probably at Harlem. 

His name was usually written in the church records as Louwerens 
Jansen, and following the established Dutch custom of the time, his 
children were called Louwe, afterward shortened to Low, which was 
adopted as the family name, by his children, and not the name of Kort- 
right, which most of the other descendants did. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 29 

His children were Annetie, Albert, Wyntie, Neeltie, John, Gysbert. 
Cornells, Belitie, and Lawrence. 

6 Belitie (Isabella or Arabella) Jans was the youngest child and 
only daughter of Jan Bastiaensen, coming with her parents to 
Harlem in 1663, but as before stated, she, with her brother Hen- 
drick removed to Esopus, where she m. Dec. 8th, 1678, Jacob 
Jansen Decker, she being 19 years of age, having been born in 
1651. 

They had a large family of children, whose descendants were very 
numerous, and now scattered widely. 

2 Michiel Bastiaensen (Van Kortright), issue: 
-f-7 Reyer Michielsen, eldest son of Michiel Bastiaensen, was b. 
at Schoonrewoerd, Holland, in 1653, coming in 1663 with his 
parents; he m. April 15, 1686, Jacomyntje, dau. of Jan 
Tibout, settling at Fordham, where he took part in building the 
church, of which he was an active member. 
"A mortgage given by John Archer to Cornells Steenwyck, of New 
York, in 1676, gave him full title and possession of the Manor of Ford- 
ham, which passed under his will and by certain deeds, to the Dutch 
church of New York. In getting possession, the church met with great 
opposition from the town of Westchester. This led in 1688 to a forcible 
entry by the officers and friends of the church. Elijah Barton, engaged 
with his father, Roger Barton, to keep possession for and in behalf 
of the town of Westchester, when on July 16th, in the afternoon, there 
came a great company of men with Nicholas Bayard, of New York, de- 
manding admittance. 

This being refused, Reyer Michiels and Teunis De Key, at Bayard's 
word, broke open the door and the Bartons were ousted and roughly 
handled. 

With Bayard were also Nicholas Stuyvesant, Johannes Kip, Isaac 
Van Vleeck, Michiel Bastiaens and his wife, and sons Bastiaen, Reyer, 
Michiel, Hendrick Kiersen, and Jacques Tourneur. Also, "in the ex- 
ploy t" was Hannah (or Anna) Odell. 

The Westchester authorities issued a warrant July 20th, "to take 
the bodies of the said Reyer Michiels, with the said complycetors", but 
the church maintained its hold and the lands were ultimately sold. 

Reyer Michielsen died in 1733, having had children, Michiel, Reyer, 
Hendrick, Teunis, Hannah, Mary, Sarah, Jane, Jacomyntie, Johannes, 
some of whom being called Michiels and others Reyers. 



30 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

8 Metje Michiels, b. in Holland, 1655, m. May 16, 1673, 
Hendrick Kiersen, son of Kier Wolters, and lived at Fordham. 

9 Annetie Michiels, b. in Holland, in 1658, m. John Odell, 
who was the ancestor of the Fordham Odells. 

-f-10 Bastiaen Michielsen, always so styled in the town books though 
in the church records usually called Bastiaen Kortright, came in 
1663, with his parents, who lived at Harlem, afterward at Ford- 
ham. 
He was born at Schoonrewoerd in 1662, the second son of Michiel 
Bastiaensen, and did not remove to Fordham as did the others, but re- 
mained at Harlem, where on March 28th, 1689, he married Jolante, 
daughter of John and Maria (Vermilye) La Montagne. 

On Sept. 19th, 1701, he bought from Peter Van Oblinus a tract of 
land at Sherman's Creek, laid out in 1691, as lot No. 20. 

This became the well-known Kortright farm, which continued in the 
family till 1786, consisting of forty-five acres and twenty perches. 

Here Bastiaen Michielsen Kortright built and lived till very aged, at 
least his name in the tax list runs down to 1753. He also was the owner 
of two pieces of meadow at Kingbridge, the town giving him a deed Jan. 
4th, 1700. 

His children were Michael, Johannes, Aefie and Rachel. 
11 Aefie Michiels, youngest child of Michiel Bastiaensen, was b. 
at Harlem in 1665, and m. June 17, 1683, Jacques Tour- 
neur, son of Daniel and Jacqueline Tourneur. They resided at 
Fordham. 

THIRD GENERATION. 

3 CORNELIS JANSEN AND METJE (BASTIAENS) KORTRIGHT, 

issue : 

-+-12 Johannes Cornelissen, bap. April 24, 1673, m. May 26, 1701, 

Wyntie, dau. of Cornelis and Jannetie (Claessen) Dyckman, and 

d. in 171 1, and in 1717, his widow m. Zacharias Sickels, 

His children who bore the name of Kortright, were, Metje, Nicholas 

and Jannetie. 

13 Aefie Cornelis, bap. May 30, 1666, m. Feb. 5, 1688, Jonas Lewis, 
and m. 2d, May 29, 1698, Marcus Tibout. 

14 Annetie Cornelis, m. Aug. 27, 1701, Adrian Quackenbos. 

15 Maria Cornelis, bap. April 2, 1679. 

-f-16 Laurens Cornelissen, bap. Aug. 20, 168 1, m. Oct. 22, 1703, Helena 
Benson, and m. 2d, 1708, Margaret Bussing, daughter of Arent 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 31 

Bussing, and from Laurens sprang the main branch of the fam- 
ily at Harlem. He succeeded to the homestead on Harlem Lane, 
which at his death in 1726, fell in the division to his widow Grietie, 
together with other lands. He served as constable 1708-9. 
His children by his first wife were Cornelis and Elizabeth, and by 
his second wife, Aaron, Lawrence, Eve, Susanna and Margaret. 

4 Hendrick Jansen and Catharine (Hansen) 
Cortright, issue : 
-f-17 Jan Hendricksen, bap. April 28, 1674, m. Nov. 3, 1700, Mary 
Van Vreedenburg, and 2d, about 171 1, Elizabeth Van Kampen. 
He was b. at Harlem where his parents were living at the 
time, but came with them to Esopus where he was a farmer ; he 
also lived at Rochester, Ulster County, N. Y., and with his 
brothers, was a prominent man there. 
His children were Willem, Hendrick, Appolonia, and Arien, by his 
first wife, and by his second, Johannes and Maria, 
-f 18 Hendrick, b. in 1677, m. Nov. 3, 1700, Mary de Wit, and m. 
2d, Dec. 6, 1703, Cathryn Crom, widow of Arie Van Etten. He 
also lived in Ulster County, where he was a farmer, and had 
children, Hendrick, Abraham, Catharina, Geertjen and Bastiaan. 
+ 19 Cornelis Hendricksen, bap. in N. Y., Nov. 3, 1680, b. at 
Mombaccus, Ulster County, N. Y., m. Dec. 26, 1701, Christina 
Roosekrans. 
He was a farmer in Ulster County, and removed to Marbletown, 
where most of his children were born, who were, Hendrick, Magdalena, 
Catrina, Johannes, Sara, Cornelis and Benjamin. 

20 Annatie Hendricks (no record of baptism), m. Sept. 2, 1695, 
Jacob Decker, who resided at Mombaccus, Ulster County, N. Y. 

21 Geertjen Hendricks, bap. July 23, 1682, m. April 23, 1714, Abra- 
ham Schut, widower of Heyltjen Dekker. 

22 Arie Hendricksen, bap. May 18, 1684, no further record. 

-{-23 Laurens Hendricksen, bap. June 24, 1688, m. Dec. 21, 1715, Sara 
ten Eyk, b. at Hurley. They removed to Wawarsing, Ulster 
County, where they became members of the church, and where 
many of their children were born, who were, Janneke, Cornelis, 
Matheus, Hendericus, Abraham, Jacobus, Sara, and Maria. 

24 Jacob Hendricksen, bap. Oct. 16, 1692, no further record. 

25 Jannetje Hendricks, bap. Nov. 18, 1694, m. June 12, 1717, Hen- 
drick Decker, who lived in Ulster County. 



32 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

+26 Pieter Hendricksen, bap. Jan. 4, 1697, died 1744, m. Jan. 9, 1717, 
Mary Van Garden, and had children, Hendrick, Rachel, Cathrina, 
Abraham, Tjetjen, Annetje, and possibly Marya and Petrus. 

27 Cathryn Hendricks, bap. July 9, 1699, no further record. 

5 Laurens Jansen and Mary (Roosa) Kortright, issue: 

28 Annetie Low, bap. July 8, 1674, m. Gysbert Bogert. 

-(-29 Albert Low, bap. Nov. 11, 1676, m. Oct. 2, 1702, Susanna Dela- 
mater, daughter of John Delamater, and with his brother John, 
removed to Somerset County, New Jersey, served as a deacon at 
Raritan and d. in 1739, leaving his farm to his sons, Abraham 
and Cornelis. His children were Maria, John, Lawrence, Abra- 
ham and Cornelis. 

30 Wyntie Low, bap. Apr. 23, 1679, no further record. 

31 Neeltie Low, bap. May 20, 1682, m. May 27, 1703, Conrad Lam- 
berts. 

-(-32 John Low, bap. Apr. 29, 1685, m. June 20, 1707, Jannetje Cors- 
sen, removed to Somerset County, N. J., and had children, Law- 
rence, Gysbert, Benjamin, Cornelis, Maria, Wyntie, Mary and 
Teunis. 
33 Gysbert Low, bap. Aug. 14, 1687, no further record. 

+34 Cornelis Low, b. 1691, m. 1715, Judith Middagh, and had 
children Dirck, Mary, Cathelyn, Gysbert, Cornelis, Judith, John, 
Gerrit and Anna. 
35 Belitie Low, bap. June 18, 1693, no further record. 

+36 Lawrence Low, born in 1698, m. June 12, 1725, Jannetje, daughter 
of Marinus Roelofs van Vleckeren, of Bloomingdale. He suc- 
ceeded to his father's lands at Harlem, which his brother Albert, 
as heir at law, released to him Dec. 8, 1731, and he also made 
several considerable other purchases. He made his will in 1754, 
which was proved Nov. 4, 1755, by which his widow was to en- 
joy his estate during her life, but ten years before her death, 
which was in 1772, her two sons made a formal division of the 
property, and sold some of it, whence it would appear they had 
acquired the interests of their mother and sister. 
Their children were, Dinah, Marinus and John. 

7 Reyer and Jacomyntie (Tibout) Michielsen, issue: 
-f-37 Michiel, m. ( ?) 

38 Reyer. 

39 Hendrick. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 33 

40 Teunis. 

41 Hannah, m. Leonard Vincent. 

42 Mary, m. Benjamin Haviland. 

43 Sarah, bap. Jan. 30, 1689, m. Joseph Haviland. 

44 Jane, bap. June 21, 1693, m. Benjamin Corsa, Apr. 17, 1718. 

45 Jacomyntie, bap. Dec. 29, 1695. 

46 Johannes, bap. Feb. 2, 1698. 

The sons of Michiel, (being Reyer and Michael) retained the name 
of Michaels, but other of Reyer's sons took the patronymic Reyers. Hence 
have descended the two families of Westchester County, and other sec- 
tions of New York, named Ryer, and Michael, or as also written, McKeel 
or Mekeel. 

10 Bastiaen Michielsen and Jolante (La Montagne) 
Kortright, issue: 

47 Michael, bap. Apr. 14, 1697. 

+48 Johannes, bap. May 6, 1702, m. Aeltie Vermilye. 

49 Aefie, m. John Devoor, Apr. 29, 1722. 

50 Rachel, m. Isaac La Montagne. 



FOURTH GENERATION. 

12 Johannes and Wyntie (Dyckman) Kortright, issue: 
51 Metje, bap. Feb. 27, 1702, m. Sept. 2, 1723, John Bussing. 
+52 Nicholas, m. Feb. 5, 1731, Elizabeth Van Huyse, and 2d, Eliza- 
beth Conteyn, widow of Peltrong, Apr. 15, 1738. 

53 Jannetie, m. Sept. 2, 1723, Johannes Van Wyck. 

On the death of his uncle Laurens, in 1726, the Kortright lands 
were divided, and Nicholas took as his portion 101 acres, and purchased 
other land, owning altogether 144 acres. He died Nov. 19, 1743. 

16 Laurens and Helena (Benson) Kortright, issue: 
— |— 54. Cornells, bap. May 30, 1704, m. Nov. 11, 1727, Hester Cannon. 
55 Elizabeth, bap. Nov. 3, 1706, m. Apr. 19, 1753, Gilbert Garrison. 

16 Laurens and Margaret (Bussing) Kortright, issue : 
+56 Aaron, d. 1789, m. Margaret Delamater. 

57 Lawrence, d. 1761, unm. His will dated Nov. 8, 1760. 

58 Eve, m. 1732, Adolph Benson. 

59 Susanna, m. 1735, Aaron Meyer. 

60 Margaret, m. 1740, Abraham Meyer. 

Cornelis Kortright (54), eldest son of Laurens Cornelissen Kort- 
right, m. Hester, dau. of John Cannon, of New York, and owned property 
in Queen (now Pearl) Street, where he carried on the baking business. 



34 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

He was assistant alderman of Montgomery Ward, 1738-40. His two 
slaves, implicated in the Negro Plot of 1741, were transported to San 
Domingo. After his death Apr. 15, 1745, his business was continued by 
his widow and son Cornelius. 

Aaron Kortright (56), m. Margaret, dau. of John Delamater. He 
purchased the Delamater farm on Montagne's Flat, and accompanying 
lands, part of which he sold, and recovered by purchase the lower half of 
the Delamater farm, which embraced 12 acres east of the Lane, on which 
were the buildings, and 60 acres on the Flat, a portion being on the heights. 

In 1762 and 1765, he gave liens on some of his lands bought of Dela- 
mater to his nephew, Lawrence Kortright, and finally the two made an 
exchange, Apr. 28, 1772, Lawrence taking the farm and woodlands, and 
giving Aaron and his wife a deed for 241 acres of the Wawayanda patent 
in Orange County, to go after their death to their sons, Lawrence, John 
and Aaron Kortright — whither they removed, and where their descend- 
ants are still found. 

Lawrence Kortright (57), the last of the name to hold the homestead, 
died in 1761, unmarried. He had devised his estate to one Sarah Gilmore, 
wife of William Nutter, and afterward, Apr. 5, 1760, gave her a deed for 
the farm and two woodland lots. But by another will, of Nov. 8th, ensu- 
ing, he revokes, to quote his words, "a pretended last will and testament 
said to have been made by me in favor of Sarah Nutter, which last will 
and testament, (if any such there be), and also certain deeds of lease 
and release for my real estate, (if such there be), pretended to have 
been made and executed by me to her, I do declare, on the faith of a 
Christian, to have been obtained from me by fraud and circumvention, and 
without any valuable consideration received by me for the same." 

By this second will, he divides his property among his kindred, and 
the Kortright heirs refusing to give up the premises, Valentine Nutter, 
only child and heir of Sarah, brought an ejectment suit in 1771 ; but 
after "divers difficulties, controversies and disputes about the said lands," 
a compromise was made, Aaron Kortright and his co-heirs, for a con- 
sideration, releasing their claims by deeds dated 1789 and 1799. 

17 Jan and Mary (Van Vreedenburg) Kortright, issue: 

-f-61 Willem, bap. Aug. 4, 1701, m. Margriet Jansen. 

62 Hendrick, bap. July 1, 1704, m. Gerritjen Van Bunchoten, Oct. 11, 
1730. 

63 Appolonia, bap. Aug. 11, 1706, m. Johannes Westfall. 
-{-64 Arien, bap. Sept. 11, 1709, m. Elizabeth Cool. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 35 

17 Jan and Elizabeth (Van Kampen) Kortright, issue: 

65 Johannes, bap. May 25, 1712, m. Catharine Cortright, Aug. 27, 

1745- 

66 Maria, bap. Mar. 6, 171 5, m. Jurian Tappan. 

18 Hendrick and Mary (De Witt) Kortright, issue: 

67 Tjerck, bap. Mar. 9, 1701. 

18 Hendrick and Catharine (Crom) Kortright, issue: 
+68 Hendrick, bap. Mar. 17, 1706, m. Margriet Decker. 
-f-69 Abram, bap. Nov. 17, 1706, m. Margriet Kuikendal. 

70 Catharine, bap. Oct. 26, 1709, m. Teunis Middagh, Sept. 13, 1728. 

71 Geertjen, bap. Dec. 7, 1712. 

-t-72 Bastiaan, bap. June 24, 1716, m. Rachel Decker. 

IQ CORNELIS AND CHRISTINA (ROOSEKRANS) CORTRIGHT, issue : 

-f-73 Hendrick, bap. Mar. 29, 1703, m. Jannetje Ennes, Nov. 6, 1724. 

74 Magdalena, bap. Aug. 4, 1706, m. Benjamin Decker. 

75 Catrina, bap. Mar. 25, 171 1, m. Johannes Kortright, Aug. 27, 1745. 
+76 Johannes, bap. Aug. 15, 1714, m. Margriet Dennemarken, Jan. 24, 

1735. 

77 Sara, bap. Aug. 2, 17 19, m. Samuel Schammers (Chambers). 

78 Cornelis, bap. June 17, 1722, m. Mary Schoonmaker, April, 1759. 
-f-79 Benjamin, bap. Jan. 16, 1726, m. Arriantje Oosterhout, Oct. 2, 

1759- 

23 Laurens and Sarah (ten Eyck) Kortright, issue: 

80 Janneke, bap. May 18, 1718, m. Benjamin Hoornbeek, May 6, 

1739- 

81 Cornelis, bap. Nov. 20, 1720. 

82 Matheus, bap. Nov. 20, 1720. 

83 Hendericus, bap. Sept. 22, 1723. 

+84 Abraham, bap. June 4, 1727, m. Jannetje Van Kampen, May 28, 

1769. 
+85 Jacobus, b. about 1731, m. Catrina De Puy. 

86 Sara, bap. Sept. 29, 1734, m. Jan Kittel, Sept. 10, 1754. 

87 Maria, bap. Jan. 17, 1756. 

26. Pieter and Mary (Van Garden) Kortright, issue: 

88 Hendrick, bap. Sept. 22, 1717, m. Elizabeth Hoornbeek, Dec. 28, 

1739- 

89 Rachel, bap. Jan. 10, 1720, m. Gysbert Van Garden. 

90 Catrina, bap. Jan. 28, 1722, m. Abraham Van Camp, about 1742, 
and Jacobus Van Garden, Apr. 15, 1753. 

+91 Abraham, bap. Oct. 18, 1724, m. Cornelia Bunschoten, Sept. 18, 
1747, m. 2d, Rebecca Quick. 
92 Tjaetjen, bap. Aug. 27, 1727, m. Cornelis Kortright, Dec. 6, 1747. 



36 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

93 Annatje, bap. Feb. 10, 1734, m. Alexander Van Garden, May 6, 
I750. 

29. Albert and Susanna (Delamater) Low, issue: 

94 Maria, bap. Sept. 15, 1703, m. Hendrick Pettinger. 

95 John, bap. June 2, 1707. 

96 Lawrence, bap. Oct. 25, 1710. 

-f97 Abraham, bap. Oct. 13, 1719, m. Ida Stoothoff, Jan. 23, 1753. 
-j-98 Cornelis, bap. Oct. 13, 1719, m. Catrina Van Duyn, Sept. 27, 1746. 

32. John and Jannetje (Corssen) Low, issue: 

-f99 Lawrence, bap. about 171 1, m. Geertie Roosa. 

100 Gysbert, bap. Oct. 9, 1714, m. Persella . 

-j-ioi Benjamin, bap. Oct. 17, 1716, m. Neeltie Van Nest. 

-j-102 Cornelis, bap. about 17 18, m. Johanna Jansen. 

103 Maria, bap. Apr. 4, 1719, m. Jan Cool, Mar. 19, 1749. 

104 Wyntie, bap. Apr. 4, 1721. 

105 Mary, bap. Aug. 18, 1723. 

-f-106 Teunis, bap. Apr. 3, 1728, m. Mary Hall. 

34. Cornelis and Judith (Middagh) Low, issue: 

+■107 Dirck, bap. Sept. 26, 1717, m. Rebecca Emmons, June 1, 1747. 

108 Mary, bap. April 14, 1721, m. Abraham Bodine. 

109 Cathelyn, bap. Mar. 3, 1723. 
no Gysbert, bap. Nov. 14, 1725. 

+ 111 Cornelis, bap. Dec. 3, 1729, m. Annatje Dildein. 

112 Judith, bap. Oct. 25, 1730, m. Johannes Van Nest. 

-f-113 John, bap. Feb. 4, 1733, m. Catharina Emmons. 

-j-114 Gerrit, bap. Aug. 3, 1735, m. Rachel . 

115 Anna, bap. Jan. 21, 1739, m. Abraham Van Vliet. 

36 Lawrence and Jannetje (Van Vleckeren) Low, issue: 

116 Dinah, bap. Mar. 11, 1730, m. Jacobus Tourneur. 

117 Marinus, m. Deborah Oblinus, Feb. 7, 1754. 
-f 118 John, m. Bridget Meyer, June 22, 1765. 

37 Michiel Michaels (name of wife not recovered), issue: 
119 Reyer, m. Elizabeth Drake. 

4- 120 Michael, m. Mazerie . 

Cornelis and Elizabeth (Jacobs) Michaels, issue: 

121 Machtel, bap. Mar. 30, 1708. 

122 Dina, bap. June 1, 1708. 

123 Jannetje, bap. June 1, 1708. 

48 Johannes and Aeltie (Vermilye) Kortright, issue: 

124 John, m. Aefie Devoor, Dec. 25, 1774. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 37 

Johannes Bastiaens (48), as he is styled in certain deeds, but calling 
himself Johannes Michielsen Kortright, was a weaver but succeeded 
to the farm at Sherman's Creek, which he mortgaged in 1768, and soon 
after removed to New York. Having lost his wife, he died about 1775. 
His son John Courtright, as he wrote his name, married in 1774, his cousin, 
Aefie or Effie, daughter of John and Aefie Devoor, of Hoorn's Hook, and 
was the last of the family to own the ancestral farm, of which he made 
sale, May 24, 1786, to Cornelius Harsen, this being a part of the Ft. 
George Tract, which was parceled into lots and publicly sold Oct. 14, 1868. 

FIFTH GENERATION 

52 Nicholas and Elizabeth (Van Huyse) Kortright, issue: 

125 John, b. 1732. 

52 Nicholas and Elizabeth (Conteyn) Kortright, issue : 

126 Frances, bap. Oct. 4, 1741, m. John Norris. 
4-127 Nicholas, bap. Dec. 26, 1743, m. Elizabeth . 

Nicholas (127), a sail maker, owned property in N. Y., where he 
lived, and was a vestryman of Trinity Church, 1787 to 1792. His wife 
Elizabeth died in 1789, aged 46 years, and he died in 1820. 

54 Cornelis and Hester (Cannon) Kortright, issue: 
+ 128 Lawrence, bap. Nov. 27, 1728, m. Hannah Aspinwall, May 6, 1755. 

129 John, bap. Jan. 3, 1731, m. Elizabeth Davenport. 

130 Cornelis, bap. Dec. 17, 1732, d. at St. Croix, Feb. 1775. 

131 Maria, bap. Oct. 3, 1736, m. John W. Hanson, Jan. 29, 1763. 

132 Helena, bap. Apr. 18, 1739, m. Abraham Brasher, July 13, 1758. 

133 Margaret, bap. Oct. 14, 1741. 

134 Elizabeth, bap. June 30, 1745, m. William R. Van Cortlandt, Jan. 
3. 1765. 

56 Aaron and Margriet (Delamater) Kortright, issue: 

135 Ann Elizabeth, m. Henry Sherman, May 15, 1766. 

136 Eve, b. July 21, 1752, m. Caspar Writer, Sept. 8, 1772. 
-f-137 Lawrence, b. Dec. 21, 1758, m. Mary Cox, June 4, 1782. 
-f-138 Aaron, m. Heyltie Van Garden. 

+ I 39 John, m. Jannetie Middagh. 

140 Susanna, m. Spinkstead. 

141 Rebecca, m. Amasa Mathews, about 1774. 

61 William and Margriet (Jansen) Kortright, issue: 
-(-142 Hendrick W., bap. May 19, 1736, m. Catrina Middagh. 
-{-143 Elias, bap. May 30, 1738, m. Deborah Comstock. 
144 Willem, bap. Oct. 31, 1739. 



38 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

-f- 14.5 Josias W., bap. Nov. II, 1741, m. Cornelia Cool, Oct. 15, 1766. 

146 Daniel, bap. Apr. 23, 1744. 

147 Susanna, bap. Nov. 10, 1745, m. Hendrick Westfal. 

148 Gerretje, bap. July 17, 1748, rh. Gideon Middagh, Nov. 30, 1766. 

64 Arie and Elizabeth (Cool) Kortright, issue: 
-f-149 Johannes, bap. June 18, 1734, m. Susanna Kittel, Nov. 30, 1762. 

150 Elizabeth, bap. June 17, 1740, m. Derick Westfal. 

151 Cattrina, bap. May 3, 1743, m. Jurian Wintermout. 

152 Lydia, bap. Feb. 22, 1747, m. Samuel Williams, Apr. 20, 1769. 
+ 153 Samuel, bap. Sept. 10, 1749, m. Margriet Westfael. 

68 Hendrick and Margriet (Decker) Kortright, issue: 

154 Elizabeth, bap. Jan. 10, 1734, m. Jan Middagh, Jan. 12, 1753. 

-f-155 Salamon, bap. May 18, 1736, m. Cornelia Cool, Dec. 9, 1756. 

156 Lea, bap. May 31, 1738, m. Jacob I. De Witt, Mar. 30, 1759. 

157 Lydia,, bap. Sept. 19, 1740, m. Cornelius Van Garden. 
-f-158 Daniel, bap. May 3, 1743, m. Antje Westbrock. 
-j-159 Moses, bap. Mar. 24, 1745, m. Antje Van Etten. 

160 Femmetje, bap. Apr. 12, 1747. 

161 Sarah, bap. Nov. 26, 1749. 

162 Janneke, bap. Feb. 2, 1752, m. Joel Decker, Dec. 1, 1771. 

69 Abraham and Margriet (Kuikendal) Kortright, issue: 

163 Elizabeth, bap. May 3, 1737. 

164 Femmetje, bap. May 3, 1737. 

72 Bastiaan and Rachel (Decker) Kortright, issue: 

165 Rachel, bap. June 17, 1740, m. Leendert Brink, Dec. 14, 1764. 

166 Sara, bap. Jan. 6, 1745, m. Johnathan Middagh. 
+ 167 Jonas, bap. Oct. 19, 1746, m. Elizabeth Davis. 

168 Catharina, bap. June 21, 1747, m. Benjamin Quick. 

+ 169 Jacob, bap. Mar. 26, 1749, m. Femmetje Deenmark. 

170 Elizabeth, bap. June 24, 1752, m. Joseph Showers, June 1, 1775. 

+ 171 Salomon, bap. Oct. 20, 1754, m. Anna Avers. 

Petrus and Marya (Westfael) Kortright, issue: 

172 Lydia, bap. July 7, 1755, m. Jacob Plough. 

173 Janneke, bap. Jan. 28, 1759, m. Samuel Quick, June 1, 1775. 

174 Arie, bap. Apr. 20, 1760. 

— |- 175 Symon, bap. July 20, 1764, m. Cathrina Ennes, June 20, 1784. 

176 Sophryn, bap. July 29, 1770. 

177 Antje, bap. Aug. 28, 1772, m. Isaac Swartwout. 

178 Jannetje, bap. Nov. 16, 1774. 

73 Hendrick and Jannetje (Ennes) Cortright, issue: 
4- 179 Cornells, bap. June 27, 1725, m. Tjaetje Kortright, Dec. 6, 1747, 
m. 2d Helena Rosekrantz, Apr. 8, 1750. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 39 

180 Catrina, bap. Feb. 12, 1727. 

-|-i8i Daniel, bap. Apr. 13, 1729, m. Russie Van Aken, Mar. 1, 1752. 

-f-182 Benjamin, bap. about 1731, m. Catrina Hover, about 1762. 

183 Johannes, bap. May 19, 1736, unm. 

+ 184 Willem E., bap. Oct. 31, 1739, m. Sarah Handshaw, Aug. 8, 1768. 

-j-185 Abraham, bap. July 23, 1741, m. Neeltie Swartwout, about 1770. 

186 Jenneke, bap. Jan. 13, 1745, m. Johannes Van De Merken. 

-f- 187 Jacobus, bap. Mar. 8, 1747, m. Anna Quick, m. 2d, Jannetje Van 
Aken. 

188 Cornelia, bap. June 21, 1749, m. Henry Hover. 

76 Johannes and Margriet (Dennemarken) Cortright, 
issue : 

+ 189 John, bap. Nov. 1, 1738, m. Mary, dau. of Dirck and Rachel (Van 

Keuren) Van Vliet. 

-1-190 Christopher, bap. June 17, 1740, m. Martha Miller. 

191 Samuel, bap. July 5, 1742. 

+ 192 Elisha, bap. Jan. 13, 1745, m. Alida, (or Huldah) Dingman. 

-j-193 Abraham V., bap. Oct. 2, 1748, m. Erne Drake. 

194 Elizabeth, bap. Sept. 3, 175 1, m. John Schoonhover. 

195 Christina, bap. June 9, 1754. 

79 Benjamin and Arriantje (Oosterhout) Kortright, 

issue : 
4-196 Lawrence, bap. Mar. 2, 1760, m. Maria Kortright. 

197 Anna, bap. Aug. 16, 1765, m. Samuel Hoornbeek. 

198 Sarah, bap. Apr. 25, 1768, m. Jacob Schoonmaker. 

199 Janneke, bap. Dec. 9, 1770. 

-}-200 Cornelius, bap. Jan. 1, 1775, m. Jemima Morris. 

201 Maria, bap. Apr. 2^, 1780. 

202 Catherina, bap. Oct. 16, 1783, m. Jacob Vernoy. 

Benjamin Kortright (79), resided at Pine Ridge, Ulster County, and 
several of his children were baptized at the Ref. Dutch Church at Wa- 
warsing. 

He received his commission as Captain in the 3d Regiment, Ulster 
County Militia, (organized at New Paltz) Oct. 25, 1775, under the com- 
mand of Col. Levi Pawling, in the Revolutionary service. 

He was the leader of the "Kortright" expedition, mentioned in 
Smith's legends of Shawangank, in which he pursued some Indians who 
had killed several of the settlers. 

He evidently was prominent at Rochester, where he served as trustee 
from 1785 to 1802, town clerk, 1794 to 1804, school commissioner from 
1797 to 1800, and also held other official positions. In his will, he men- 
tions children, Cornelius. Annatie, Sarah, Jenekah, Maria, and Catharine 
and also grandsons, Benjamin Kortright and Benjamin Schoonmaker, Jr. 



40 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

84 Abraham and Jannetje (Van Kampen) Kortright, issue: 

203 Elsje, bap. July 22, 1770, m. Peter Burger. 

204 Sara, bap. June 19, 1774, m. John Hunt. 

+205 Hendrick, bap. June 21, 1777, m. Maria Oosterhout. 

85 Jacobus and Catrina (De Puy) Kortright, issue: 

206 Hendericus, bap. Sept. 2, 1759. 

207 Maria, bap. July 19, 1763, m. Lawrence Kortright. 

208 Catharina, bap. Oct. 16, 1765, m. Jacob Louw, Jan. 6, 1786. 

91 Abraham Peter and Cornelia (Bunschoten) 
Kortright, issue : 

209 Elizabeth, bap. Oct. 22, 1749, m. Abraham Quick. 
-f-210 Hendrick, bap. Feb. 9, 1752, m. Cornelia Decker. 

211 Antoni,.bap. Mar. 3, 1754. 

91 Abraham Peter and Rebecca (Quick) Kortright, issue: 

212 Annatie, bap. Jan. 16, 1763, m. Moses Brink, Mar. 11, 1787. 

213 Rachel, bap. July 4, 1765, m. Benjamin Decker, Nov. 23, 1788. 
+214 Isaac, bap. Dec. 7, 1767, m. Susanna Dailey. 

215 Abraham, bap. Mar. 4, 1772, m. Blandina Courtright, Oct. 10, 
1801. 

216 Resyna, bap. May 23, 1783, m. Isaac Decker. 

97 Abraham and Ida (Stoothof) Low, issue: 

217 Rem, bap. Jan. 20, 1754. 

218 Abraham, bap. Apr. 10, 1757, m. Maria Garretsen. 

219 Maria, bap. Aug. 10, 1760. 

220 Catharina, bap. June 29, 1766. 

98 Cornelis and Catrina (Van Duyn) Low, issue : 

221 Sarah, bap. July 26, 175 1. 

222 Cornelis, bap. Apr. 27, 1755. 

223 Catrentie, bap. July 24, 1757. 

224 William, bap. Mar. 23, 1774. 

225 John, bap. Oct. 30, 1776. 

99 Lawrence and Geertie (Roosa) Low, issue: 

226 John. 

227 Gysbert. 

228 Henry. 

229 Jannetie. 

230 Elizabeth. 

231 Charity. 

232 Lavina. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 41 

101 Benjamin and Neeltie (Van Nest) Low, issue: 

233 Peter, bap. Nov. 6, 1743, m. Sarah , m. 2d, Hannah Ten Eyck. 

234 John, bap. Mar. 23, 1746. 

235 Janneke, bap. Mar. 31, 1748. 

236 Cornelis, bap. May, 1750, m. Catlina Stryker. 

237 Benjamin, bap. Dec. 26, 1757. 

238 Gisbert, bap. Sept. 25, 1762. 

239 Isaac, bap. June 29, 1766. 

102 Cornelis and Johanna (Jansen) Low, issue: 

240 John, bap. May 13, 1752. 

241 Benjamin, bap. Oct. 28, 1753. 

106 Teunis and Mary (Hall) Low, issue: 

242 John, bap. Aug. 2, 1752. 

243 Thomas, bap. Feb. 6, 1755. 

244 Mary, bap. Mar. 21, 1756. 

107 Dirck and Rebecca (Emmons) Low, issue: 

245 Maria, b. Feb. 23, 1748, m. Joseph Carle. 

246 Dirck, b. Nov. 27, 1749, m. Dorothea Ten Eyck. 

247 Johannes, b. June 23, 1751, m. Sarah . 

248 Eunice, b. Jan. 4, 1753, m. Sutphen. 

249 Catherine, b. Mar. 8, 1754, m. Kimberly. 

250 Cornelius, b. Dec. 27, 1755. 

251 Rebecca, b. Dec. 12, 1757, m. William Verbruyck. 

252 Gisbert, b. Oct. 19, 1759, m. Margaret Emery. 

253 Anna, b. Oct. 20, 1761, m. Hall. 

254 Abraham, b. Sept. 10, 1765, m. Mrs. Stevens. 

255 Jacob D., b. May 12, 1767, m. Martha Perlee, m. 2d, Martha 
Edgar, m. 3d, Francis Wilds. 

256 Sarah, b. Jan. 15, 1769, m. Peter Stryker. 

257 Isaac, b. Feb. 25, 1772, m. Elizabeth Hall, 2d, Jane Sutphen. 

in Cornells and Annatje (Dildein) Low, issue: 

258 Cornelius, bap. Sept. 9, 1750. 

259 Cathelyn, bap. Nov. 10, 1751. 

260 Judick, bap. Sept. 8, 1754. 

261 Gysbert, bap. Oct. 24, 1757. 

262 Maria, bap. Mar. 4, 1759. 

263 Rebecca, bap. June 21, 1761. 

113 John and Catharine (Emmons) Low, issue: 

264 Johannes, bap. May 22, 1757. 

265 Abraham, bap. July 15, 1757. 

266 Eunice, bap. Oct. 13, 1765. 

267 Judick, bap. June 12, 1768. 



42 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

i 14 Gerrit and Rachel ( ) Low, issue : 

268 Judith, bap. July 24, 1756. 

269 Cornelius, bap. Feb. 12, 1758. 

270 Sara, bap. Apr. 1, 1764. 

271 Gysbert, bap. Feb. 16, 1766. 

272 Abraham, bap. Aug. 7, 1768. 

118 John and Bridget (Meyer) Low, issue: 

273 Adolf, b. Apr. 30, 1771. 

274 Sarah, b. Apr. 4, 1773. 

275 Bridget, bap. Dec. 14, 1782. 

120 Michael and Mazerie ( ) Reyers, issue 

276 Marytje, bap. Mar. 21, 1710. 

277 Jacomyntje, bap. Mar. 21, 171 1. 

278 Michael, bap. Nov. 6, 1722, m. Elizabeth Vandervoor. 

279 William. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 

127 Nicholas and Elizabeth ( ) Kortright, issue : 

-I-280 James B., m. Elizabeth Warner, May 21, 1794. 
281 Nicholas. 

128 Lawrence and Hannah (Aspinwall) Kortright, issue: 
-f-282 John, m. Catharine Seaman, May 2, 1793. 

283 Sarah, m. Col. John Heyliger, of Santa Cruz, in 1775. 

284 Elizabeth, m. Hon. James Monroe, later Pres. of the U. S., in 
1786. 

285 Hester, m. Nicholas Gouverneur, Esq., in 1790. 

286 Mary, m. Thomas Knox, Esq., in 1793. 

Lawrence Kortright (128), the eldest son of Cornelius, also a mer- 
chant, became wealthy and prominent. In the old French war he was 
part owner of several privateers fitted out at New York against the 
enemy. He was one of the founders of the Chamber of Commerce in 
1768. He had a large interest in Tryon County lands, and on his pur- 
chase the township of Kortright was settled. He had identified him- 
self with the Episcopal Church, and during the Revolution remained 
quiet at his residence, but his sympathies were with his country. His 
residence was 192 Queen Street about the time mentioned. In 1778, 
partly on his security, Judge Fell, then a prisoner in the Provost, obtained 
his release. He died in 1794, but before his death he conveyed his farm 
at Harlem with some woodland, to his only son, John. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 43 

137 Lawrence and Mary (Cox) Kortright, issue: 

287 Lydia, b. July 25, 1787, m. Richard Holly. 

288 John C, b. Oct. 15, 1788, m. Almira Jackson, Apr. 28, 1841. 

289 Samuel D., b. Oct. 15, 1788, unm. 

290 Aaron, b. Aug. 13, 1793, m. Sarah Writer, Aug. 2, 1817, 8 
children, m. 2d, Elizabeth Brown, Apr. 1, 1824, 6 children; m. 
3d, Helen O. Horton, Dec. 31, 1839, 2 children. 

291 Nancy, b. Aug. 13, 1793. 

138 Aaron and Heylte (Van Garden) Kortright, issue: 

292 Dorothy, bap. Sept. 18, 1785, m. Peter Hooghtaling, Dec. 17, 1803. 

293 Jacobus, bap. Apr. 22, 1787. 

294 Petrus, bap. Mar. 29, 1789. 

139 John and Jannetje (Middagh) Kortright, issue : 

295 Margriet, bap. Oct. 17, 1773, m. James Windfield, Feb. 4, 1808. 

296 Arie, bap. June 14, 1775, rn. Elizabeth Onstott, Oct. 13, 1805. 

297 Nicholas, bap. Aug. 16, 1782. 

142 Hendrick W. and Catrina (Middagh) Kortright, issue: 

298 Mary De Witt, bap. Jan. 28, 1759, m. Aaron Westbrook. 
-I- 299 William, bap. May 1, 1763, m. Elizabeth Brink. 

300 Janitje, bap. Dec. I, 1765. 
+301 Hendrick J., bap. Dec. 2, 1771, m. Catrina Van Garden, Sept. 1, 

x 796. , 

302 Cathrina, bap. Nov. i, 1780, m. Martin Davenport, Dec. 30, 1806. 

143 Elias and Deborah (Comstock) Kortright, issue: 

303 Anna, bap. June 12, 1768, m. Moses Brink. Mar. 11, 1787. 

304 Margriet, bap. Sept. 22, 1771, m. Charles Dutcher, May 19, 1791. 

305 Febe, bap. Oct. 17, 1773, m. Stephen Monroe, Dec. 21, 1789. 

306 Josias, bap. June 14, 1775. 

307 Elias, bap. July 9, 1777. 

308 William, bap. May 1, 1785. 

145 Josias W. and Cornelia (Cool) Kortright, issue: 
+309 William J., bap. Apr. 25, 1771, m. Christina Myers. 

310 Blandina, bap. Nov. 25, 1776, m. Abraham Courtright, Oct. 10, 
1801. 

311 Elizabeth, bap. Aug. 1784. 

312 Gideon, bap. Mar. 5, 1786. 

313 Andriss, bap. Nov. 29, 1789. 

149 Johannes and Susanna (Kittel) Kortright, issue : 

314 Gisbert, bap. Apr. 3, 1763. 

315 Samuel, bap. Feb. 9, 1767, m. (?) Anny Kyte, Nov. 16, 1794. 

316 Susanna, bap. Aug. 24, 1777, m. William Hooghtaling. 

317 Johannes, bap. Nov. 1, 1780. 

318 Elizabeth, b. 1772, m. (?) Joseph Westbrook, Aug. 13, 1797. 



44 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

153 Samuel and Margriet (Westfael) Kortright, issue : 

319 Elizabeth, bap. Nov. 25, 1776, m. John Williams, Apr. 28, 1796. 

320 Lydia, bap. Nov. 1, 1780, m. William Bennett, May 3, 1804. 

321 Reuben, bap. July 25, 1790, m. Deborah Bedell, Oct. 9, 1808; m. 
2d, Elizabeth Van Etten, Apr. 1830. 

322 Petrus, bap. June 28, 1798. 

155 Salomon and Cornelia (Cool) Kortright, issue: 

323 Catryntie, bap. Feb. 13, 1758, m. Gerrett Brink, Nov. 8, 1776. 

324 Hendrick, bap. Nov. 22, 1759. 

158 Daniel and Antje (Westbrook) Kortright, issue : 

325 Gedion, bap. Nov. 30, 1770. 

326 Solomon, bap. Apr. 20, 1784. 

327 Janneke, bap. Sept. 6, 1781. 

159 Moses and Antje (Van Etten) Kortright, issue: 

328 Annatje, bap. Nov. 25, 1770. 

329 Levi, bap. Aug. 27, 1772, m. 

330 Safferyn, bap. Oct. 29, 1780. 

331 Maria, bap. June 22, 1783, m. Abraham Decker, 1809. 

167 Jonas and Elizabeth (Davis) Kortright, issue: 

332 Jacob, bap. Feb. 9, 1773. 

+333 Petrus, bap. Nov. 25, 1776, m. Catharine Cebler (or Hebler). 

169 Jacob and Femmetje (Deenmark) Kortright, issue : 

334 Elizabeth, bap. Feb. 9, 1773, m. Adrian Line. 

335 Jacob, bap. June 14, 1775. 

336 Antie, bap. Aug. 31, 1781, m. (?) Isaac Swartwout. 

171 Solomon and Anna (Ayers) Kortright, issue : 

337 Sarah, bap. Aug. 31, 1781, m. Andrew Van Sickle, Sept. 8, 1800. 

338 Phoebe Ayers, m. Elnathan Stevens. 

Sylvester and Annatje (Davis) Kortright, issue: 

339 Janneke, bap. Oct. 29, 1780. 

340 Wilhelmus, bap. Aug. 18, 1782. 

341 Deborah, bap. Apr. 20, 1784. 

175 Simon and Catharina (Ennes) Kortright, issue : 

342 Maria, bap. May 5, 1785, m. Jacob Kyte, Jan. 22, 1804. 

179 Cornelis and Tjaetje (Kortright) Cortright, issue : 

343 Hendrick, bap. Aug. 21, 1748. 

179 Cornelis and Helena (Roosekrans) Cortright, issue: 

344 Abraham, bap. Dec. 9, 1750. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 45 

181 Daniel and Russie (Van Aken) Cortright, issue: 

345 Hester, bap. Oct. 14, 1753, in. Jeremiah Vandermark, Oct. 
29, 1771. 

346 Jannetje, bap. Feb. 2, 1755, m. Samuel Decker. 

347 Moses, bap. June 17, 1757. 

348 Levi, bap. 1759, m. Sarah Decker, Mar. 31, 1790. 

349 Gideon, bap. Mar. 20, 1761, m. Rachel Decker, Nov. 24, 1785. 

350 David, bap. Feb. 6, 1763, m. Elizabeth Davenport. 

351 Joseph, bap. July 4, 1765, m. Elizabeth Sly, Nov. 3, 1788. 
-[-352 Daniel, bap. Aug. 30, 1772, m. Elizabeth Swartwout. 

353 Cornelius, m. Hannah Decker, July 6, 1797. 

354 Caty, m. John Decker, Feb. 8, 1787. 

182 Benjamin and Catrina (Hover) Cortright, issue: 
+355 Cornelus, bap. Apr. 15, 1764, m. Catharine Kennedy, Oct. 1, 1786. 

356 Anna, bap. July 27, 1766, m. Nathan Draper. 

357 Sarah, m. Chareck Rosecrans, Mar. 2, 1788. 

358 Hendrick, bap. Sept. 26, 1771, m. Rachel Gore, about 1798. 

359 Johannes, bap. May 22, 1774, m. Mary Abbott, Dec. 10, 1800. 

360 Catrina, bap. Aug. 25, 1781, (b. 1778), probably m. Manuel 
Decker. 

184 William Ennes and Sarah (Handshaw) Cortright, 

issue : 
-{-361 William, bap. Aug. 8, 1768, m. Cattrina Helm, Aug. 2, 1787. 
-j-362 Johannes, bap. May 22, 1774, m. Mary Clark, Sept. 14, 1797. 
363 Mary, m. Benjamin Vandermark. 

185 Abraham and Neeltie (Swartwout) Cortright, issue: 

+364 Anthony, bap. Dec. 3, 1771, m. Lena Emmons. 

365 Jentie E., bap. Mar. 4, 1772, m. John Vandermark, Dec. 25, 1792. 

366 Lena, bap. June 15, 1775. 

367 Cornelia, bap. June 8, 1777, m. Abraham Westfall, Sept. 16, 1810. 

187 Jacobus (or James) and Anna (Quick) Cortright, 

issue : 

368 Sarah, bap. Sept. 19, 1771, m. Jacob Myers, Mar. 5, 1789. 

369 Thomas, bap. May 22, 1774. 

370 Annie, bap. June 15, 1775, m. (?) Isaac Swartwout. 

187 Jacobus (or James) and Jannetie (Van Aken) 
Cortright, issue : 

371 Elizabeth C, bap. Sept. 10, 1785, at Smithfield. 

372 Levi, bap. Sept. 10, 1785, at Smithfield. 

373 James, bap. May 13, 1787, at Smithfield. 

374 Mary, bap. June 8, 1790, at Smithfield. 



45 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

189 John, Jr., and Maria (Van Vliet) Cortright, issue: 

375 Samuel, bap. Apr. 2, 1763, m. (?) Army Kyte, Nov. 16, 1794. 

376 Derick, bap. June 25, 1764. 

377 John, bap. Sept. 28, 1766. 

378 Rachel, bap. May 22, 1774, m. Benjamin Decker. 

190 Christopher and Martha (Miller) Cortright, issue: 

379 Christina E., bap. Sept. 19, 1771. 

380 Thomas, bap. June 15, 1775. 

381 Elizabeth, bap. June 8, 1777, m. (?) Joseph Westbrook, Aug. 13, 
1797. 

192 Elisha and Alida (Dingman) Cortright, issue : 

382 Cornelia, bap. Nov. 20, 1768, m. Emanuel Hoover. 

383 Eva, bap. May 22, 1774, m. Aaron Writer. 

193 Abraham Van Kampen and Effie (Drake) Cortright, 

issue : 

384 John, b. Feb. 26, 1779, m. Elizabeth Grubb. 

196 Lawrence and Maria (Kortright) Kortright, issue: 

385 Jacobus, bap. Aug. 12, 1780, m. Cornelia Decker. 

386 Mattheus, bap. May 2, 1791. 

200 Cornelius and Jemima (Morris) Kortright, issue: 

387 Harriet, 388 Elizabeth, 389 Benjamin, 390 Maria, 391 Jane, 392 
Morris, 393 Cornelius. 

205 Henricus and Maria (Oosterhout) Kortright, issue: 

394 Abraam, bap. July 3, 1796. 

395 Lawrence, bap. Mar. 8, 1798. 

396 Jannetje, bap. Jan. 1, 1800. 

397 Moses, bap. Apr. 14, 1802, m. Catharine Depuy. 

398 Elizabeth, bap. Aug. 12, 1804. 

399 Levi, bap. Oct. 19, 1806. 

400 John, bap. July 8, 1809. 

401 Cornelius, bap. Aug. 22, 1812. 

210 Hendrick and Cornelia (Decker) Cortright, issue: 

402 Abraham D., bap. June 15, 1775. 

403 Cornelius, bap. June 8, 1777. 

404 Isaac, bap. July 2, 1780. 

405 Elizabeth, bap. Apr. 24, 1784. 

214 Isaac and Susanna (Dailey) Cortright, issue: 

406 Margaret, bap. May 24, 1795. 

407 Leah, b. June 18, 1800. 

408 Abraham Peter, b. Sept. 21, 1801. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 47 

SEVENTH GENERATION. 

282 Capt. John and Catharine (Seaman) Kortright, issue: 

409 John L. 

410 Edmund. 

411 Robert. 

412 Nicholas G., m. Sarah Allaire. 

413 Eliza, m. Nicholas Cruger. 

414 Hester Mary, m. Billop B. Seaman. 

Capt. John Kortright (282), married May 2, 1793, Catharine, daugh- 
ter of Edmund Seaman, who, after his death in 1810, married Henry B. 
Livingston. 

His farm on Harlem Lane, with the new mansion built west of the 
Lane, descended to his children, as above. 

299 William and Elizabeth (Brink) Cortright, issue: 

415 Hester, bap. June 22, 1788, m. Peter Q. Howell. 

416 Catrina, bap. June 5, 1791, m. William Van Garden, July 3, 1813. 

301 Hendrick Jansen and Catrina (Van Garden) 
Cortright, issue : 

417 William, bap. Sept. 7, 1797, m. Jemima Huff, 1819. 

418 Susanna, bap. Mar. 25, 1799. 

309 William J. and Christina (Myers) Cortright, issue: 

419 Hannah, bap. Aug. 24, 1800. 

420 Maria, bap. Mar. 29, 1801. 

421 Susanna, bap. Aug. 12, 1803. 

422 John Drake, bap. Mar. 22, 181 5. 

423 Sally, bap. Mar. 22, 181 5. 

333 Peter and Catharine (Cebler) Cortright, issue: 

424 Jacob E., b. Aug. 16, 1802. 

425 Samuel, b. Sept. 20, 1807. 

426 Hannah, b. iSog. 

427 Jane Y., b. Feb. 19, 1813. 

352 Daniel and Elizabeth (Swartwout) Cortright, issue: 

428 Mary, bap. Aug. 3, 1794. 

429 Thomas, bap. Oct. 3, 1803. 

430 William, bap. June 16, 181 1. 

355 Cornelius and Catharine (Kennedy) Cortright, 

issue : 

431 Mary, bap. Jan. 27, 1788. 

432 Benjamin, bap. July 3, 1789. 

433 Caty, bap. Nov. 1, 1790. 

434 John, bap. Nov. 1, 1790. 



48 The Couktkigiit (Kortright) Family 

361 William and Cattrina (Helm) Cortright, issue: 

435 Samuel, bap. Feb. 8, 1789. 

436 Hester, bap. June 5, 1791. 

437 Joannes, bap. Sept. 14, 1794. 

362 John and Mary (Clark) Cortright, issue: 

438 Sarah, b. Aug. 18, 1798. 

364 Anthony and Lena (Emmons) Cortright, issue: 

439 Abram, bap. May 27, 1792. 



The following Cortrights are unidentified as to parentage but ap- 
pear in the church records, viz : — 
Petrus, who m. Maria Westfael, about 1754. 
Daniel, m. Plony Westfael and had issue: 

July, bap. Aug. 16, 1795. 

Jannetje, bap. Sept. 3, 1797. 

Samuel, bap. Sept. 10, 1800. 

Simon, bap. Aug. 8, 1807. 

William, bap. Feb. 12, 1808. 
Cornelius, m. Hannah Steele and had issue: 

Sarah, bap. Feb. 4, 1816. 

Nelly, bap. Jan. 31, 1819. 

Mariah, bap. Oct. 1, 1820. 

Amanda, bap. July 13, 1823. 

Daniel, bap. Oct. 2, 1825. 
Marya Kortright, m. Evert Roos Westbrook, Apr. 24, 1752. 
Richard Cortwright, witness to will, Albany, Dec. 15, 1753. 
Flendrik Kortregt, who m. Cornelia Hendrickse, and had Joseph, bap. 

Sept. 22, 1745, at the Dutch church, Hackensack, N. J. 
Michael Kortright, who m. Mary Huson, June 23, 1765. 
Michael McKeel, an early settler of Yorktown, who had Uriah, John, 
and Isaac. Isaac had Jesse, Jacob, Caleb, Joshua, Isaac and George. 
Peter Cortrite, b. 1768, d. at Geneva, Dec. 13, 1861. 



THL COURTRIGHT FAMILY OF THL WYOMING 

VALLEY, PA. 



FIRST GENERATION. 

1. Jan Bastiaensen, son of Bastiaen Van Kortryk, came, as we have 
seen, from the small town of Beest, in Gelderland, Holland, sailing April 
16, 1663, in the ship Spotted Cow, accompanied by his brother Michiel, 
and their respective families. Jan was the owner of a bouwery, or farm, 
on Staten Island, spent part of his time at Harlem, but there is very little 
recorded of his early history. 

His children, all born at Beest, came with him, and finally settled at 
Harlem, a small village eight miles north of New Amsterdam, their 
names being Cornells, Hendrick, Laurens and Belitie. 

SECOND GENERATION 

2. Hendrick Jansen, (Van Cortright), soon after his arrival, pur- 
chased land near Stuyvesant's Bouwery, on Feb. 12th, 1669, but did not 
long hold it, and with his brother Laurens, went to Esopus, (Kingston) 
Ulster County, New York, where he married on Dec. 14, 1672, Catharine, 
dau. of Hans and Elsje (Pieters, van Hamburg) Webber. The court 
record of this marriage states she was "born in New York" ; Hans 
Webber was appointed Captain at arms to the garrison at Fort Amster- 
dam, on Sept. 28, 1647, an d died in 1649, and his widow married in 1650, 
Matthys Capito, removed to Esopus, where she was killed by the Indians 
in 1663. Hendrick evidently lived at Harlem for a time, as his first child 
was born there, in 1674, but he afterward purchased land at Mombaccus, 
Township of Rochester, where he raised his family. 

Hendrick Jansen Cortrecht was among the list of early freeholders 
and inhabitants of the town of Rochester, who on January 20th, 17 14, 
was assessed the sum of six shillings, ten pence, he at that time being 
estimated to be worth fifty-five pounds sterling in assessable wealth. On 
Sept. 22, 1703, his name appears on the "Quit rent" list. 

He died in 1741, aged 93 years, and his wife in 1740, having had 
children, Jan, Hendrick, Cornells, Geertie, Arie, Antie, Jacob, Louwerens, 
Jannetje, Pieter, and Catryn. 



50 Thk Courtright (Kortrioht) Family 

THIRD GENERATION 

3. Cornklis Hkndricksen CORTRIGHT, third child of Hendrick, was 
baptized in the Reformed Dutch Church at New York, the record being, 
"Cornelis, son of Hendrick Janszen and Catharyn Hans, baptized Nov. 
3d, 1680, the sponsors being Jacob Janszen (Decker), Belitie Jans, and 
Reyer Michielszen." His marriage is thus recorded in the Dutch Church, 
at Kingston, "Cornelis Hendricksen, j. m., born in Mombackes, and Chris- 
tina Roosekrans, j.d., born in Kingstouwn, and both residing in Mom- 
backes, married December 26, 1701." 

For several years he lived at Rochester, where with his brothers, he 
was a prominent man, but later in life removed to Marbletown, not far 
from Rochester, where several of his children were born, and after living 
there several years, he probably removed to the Minisink district, in Mon- 
roe County, Penn., as his wife joined the church there, known as the 
Smithfield church, June 23, 1745, "upon the representation of satisfactory 
certificates, in the presence of Niclas Du Pay, elder of the church." He 
and his wife witnessed the baptism of a grand-child in 1736, so probably 
he was living in Monroe Co., Pa., at the time, which then was included in 
Northampton County. 

His name was written in the church records variously as, Cortregt, 
Cortrecht, Cortreght, etc., and sometimes with a K. 

The records of the church at Kingston show his children were, Hen- 
drick, Magdalena, Catrina, Johannes, Sara, Cornelis, and Benjamin, all 
of whom came to the Minisink district, except the latter two, who remained 
in Ulster County. 

Harmen Hendricksen Roosekrans (or Rosenkrans) came from 
Bergen, Norway, about 1655, he then being forty-three years of age. 

He had been admitted a "small" burgher of New York in 1658, and 
on March 3, 1657, m. Magdaleen (Madeleen) Dircks, a dau. of Dirck 
and Christina (Vinge) Volckertsen, and widow of Cornelis Hendricksen 
van Dort, "Caper," or privateersman, who was killed by the Indians in 
1655. Before Feb. 7, 1662, Harmen and his wife removed to Esopus, 
afterward known as Wiltwick, (and under the English, — Kingston), 
Ulster County, New York, where he engaged in farming. 

Prior to his removal there, he had been a soldier at Kingston, and 
was the only captive to escape from the Indians after their uprising Sept. 
29th, 1659, in reprisal of the Dutch attack, he having been captured, 
bound and exposed to the rays of the autumn sun. (N. Y. Col. Mss.) 

He and his wife sold liquor to the Indians, and for this and other 
matters, were frequently in Court, and in 1684, as one of the petitioners 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 51 

at Kingston seeking leave to elect town officers, etc., he was fined by 
Governor Dongan. Hartnen and his wife acquired considerable land in 
Ulster County, where they lived for many years, raising a large family 
of children, who were, so far as known : 

Alexander, bap. N. Y., Apr. 12, 1661, m. Marritjen De Pue. 

Annatje, bap. N. Y., Aug. 27, 1662, d. young. 

Rachel, bap. N. Y., Aug. 21, 1663, m. Gysbert Van Garden. 

Harmanus, bap. May 2, 1666, no record. 

Anna, m. Humphrey Davenport, Apr. 18, 1684. 

Hendrick, m. Annatje Vredenburg, Oct. 26, 1721, m. 2d, Antje 

Delva, and m. 3d, Gerretje Van Benschoten. 
Christina, m. Cornelis Hendricksen Cortright, Dec. 26, 1701. 
Dirck, m. Wyntie Kierstede, wid. of Jan De Witt. 
Sarah, unm., made will, June 17, 1726, naming her mother, Magda- 

lena, and Hendrick, Derick, Alexander, Rachel and Christian, 

and Hendrick, son of Christian. 

Dirck Volkertsen, (Noorman), was an early settler and prominent 
farmer in Brooklyn, at Bush wick Creek, where he built his home in 1640, 
and in 1649, he and his wife, Christina Vinge, became members of the 
Reformed Dutch Church at New Amsterdam ; they had several children, 
among these being, Magdaleen, who m. Harmen Hendricksen Roosekrans, 
in 1657. 

Gulian, (or Julian) Vinge, and his wife, Adrianna Cuveille, came 
from Valenciennes, France, in 1613 or 1614, probably on a trading ex- 
pedition, as traders came soon after Hendrick Hudson discovered the 
river now bearing his name, but at this time there was no settlement, the 
first one being established in 1623. 

He had children, b. in France, Rachel, m. Cornelis Van Tienhoven ; 
Maria, m. Abraham Verplanck ; Christina, m. Dirck Volckertsen ; and 
John, b. in New Amsterdam, circa 1614, who m. Emmerens Van Nieuw- 
erzluys, m. 2d, Weiske Huytes, widow of Andries Andriessen. 

John was the first child of European parents b. in New Amsterdam, 
and probably in all the territory north of Virginia, eleven years before 
Sarah Rapalje, and at the earliest period compatible with the sojourn of 
any Hollanders upon our territory, so there must have been at least one 
European woman in the country at that early period. 

FOURTH GENERATION 

4. Hendrick Cornelissen Cortright, b. in Rochester township, Ulster 
County, N. Y., was bap. in the Dutch Reformed Church at Kingston, 
which is thus recorded, "baptized March 29, 1703, Hendrick, son of 



52 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

Cornells Hendricksen and Christina Roosekrans; witnesses and sponsors 
Hannes Roosekrans, Magdalena Roosekrans." 

His marriage is also recorded there, "Hendrik Kortregt, j.m., b. 
in Raysester (Rochester), and Jannetjen Ennes, j.d., b. in Mormeltown 
(Marbletown), and both residing in Mormeltown. Banns registered 
ii Sept., m. Nov. 6, 1724," by Dominie Petrus Vas. 

He resided in Marbletown till about 1736, but came to the Minisink 
prior to 1739, and in 1745, bought from William Ennes a farm in Dela- 
ware Township, Bucks County, (afterward Northampton County, and 
now Pike) in Pennsylvania, located between Egypt Mills and Bushkill, 
•where he lived the remainder of his life. 

Prior to his purchase of this farm, he lived at Walpeck, Sussex 
County, New Jersey, in what was known as the "lower neighborhood," 
being listed as a tax-payer, with Hendrick Hendricksen, Abraham, Ary, 
William and Hendrick Cortregt, and Jan Van Vliet, Samuel Swartwout 
and others, and was one of the pioneer settlers there. 

In 1772 and 1781, he was assessed taxes in Delaware Township, 
Northampton County, (now Pike) and for his day, was a successful 
farmer, and highly respected man. 

Both he and his wife were members of the Reformed Dutch Church 
known as the "Walpeck Congregation," situated across the Delaware 
River at Walpeck, Sussex County, N. J., where several of his later 
children were baptized. He d. in 1787, leaving a will, dated March 2J, 
1787, proved April 20, 1787, which will interest his descendants, as it 
proves the descent of many, being also a quaint document, and is as 
follows : — 

"In the Name of God Amen I Henry Cor. Courtright of Dillaware 
Township County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania yoeman; 
being through the aboundant Mercy and Goodness of God tho weak in 
body yet of a sound and perfect understanding and memory Do Consti- 
tute this my last Will and Testament and desire it may be reed, by all as 
such. Imprimis I most humbly Bequith my soul to God my maker Be- 
seeching him most Gracious Acceptance of it through the all Sufficient 
merrits and Mediation of my Most Compassionate Redeemer Jesus Christ 
my Saviour Amen Blessed be God. 

Imprimis I give my Body to the Earth from whence it was taken in 
full assurance of its Reasurection from thence at the last day, as for my 
Burial I desire it may be decent at the discretion of my Executors here- 
in after named. As to my Wordly Estate I will and positively Order that 
first of all my Honist Debts be first paid Item I give and Bequeath unto 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 53 

my grandson Henry Courtright son of my eldest son Cornelis Courtright 
deceased the sum of thirty two pounds of Good and Lawful Money of 
Pennsylvania to be paid one year after my death Item I give and Bequeath 
unto my son Daniel Courtright the sum of One Pound of like money as 
aforesaid Itim I give unto my Well beloved grandson Cornelius Court- 
right son of my son Daniel Courtright the sum of thirty Pounds Lawful 
money of Pennsylvania to paid to him when he arrives at the age of 
Twenty one Years by my Executors. Itim I give Devise and Bequith 
unto my Grandson John Courtright son of my son Benj. Courtright de- 
ceased the like sum of thirty Pounds Currant Lawful Money of the place 
aforesaid to be paid unto him when he arrives at the adge of twenty one 
years Itim I give and Bequeath unto my Grandson William Courtright 
son of my son Will. Ennis Courtright the sum of Thirty pounds of like 
money as aforesaid and to be paid to him when he arrives at the adge 
of Twenty one years Itim I give and Bequeith unto my Grandson Anthony 
son of my son Abraham Courtright deceased the like sum of thirty 
pound Currant Money of Pennsylvania to be paid to him at the adge 
of Twenty one years Itim I give and Bequeith to my grandson Daniel 
Vandermark son of my daughter Jeane Courtright Vandermark the 
sum of thirty pounds of like money as aforesaid to be paid to him when 
he arrives at the adge of Twenty one years Itim I give and devise 
unto my grandson Jonathan Hover son of my daughter Cornela Court- 
right Hover thirty pounds Currant Money of Pennsylvania to be paid 
unto him when he arrives at the adge of Twenty one years Itim I give 
unto my poor son William Ennes Courtright the sum of Thirty pound 
of like money as aforesaid to be paid unto him or his Hears at the dis- 
cretion of my Executors Item I give and Bequith unto my son Jeames 
Courtright the sum of thirty pounds Currant money of Pennsylvania 
to be paid to him one Year after my decease Itim I give and Bequith unto 
my grandaughter Sarah Courtright Daughter of my son Benj. Court- 
right, deceased, tinn pounds of like money as above to be paid at the dis- 
cretion of my Executors Itim I give and Bequith unto my Grand 
Daughter Jeane Hover, Daughter of my Daughter Cornela Hover my 
Bed and all my Beding. Imprimis I will make ordain Constitute and 
appoint my trusty friend Manuel Hover and my well beloved grandson 
Cornelis Cortright son of my son Benj Courtright deceased my sole 
Executors of this my last Will and Testament and do order them my 
said Executors to pay all and every of the above sums and legasye as 
they come due according to the entent and meaning of this my Last Will 
and desire and if any of my above Grandsons shuld die before they ar- 



54 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

five to adge then their shares shall desend on the next youndest in that 
Family. Itim I give devise and Bequith all my remaining Estate Rail 
and Personable unto my Executors hereinbefore mentioned for their kind 
services and other Good causes me thereunto Movin. And I do hereby 
revoke disanull and make void all rriy former and other Wills and Testa- 
ments heretofore made and don Ritifieng and confirming this to be my 
Last Will and desire In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand 
and fixed my seal this twenty seventh day of March one thousand seven 
Hundred and eighty seven. 

Henry Cortright (Seal) 
Sined sealed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his 
Last Will and Testament in the presents of us, who in his presents and 
at his request have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses. 
Ezekiel Schoonover Moses Cole Thomas Landon 

From this will it is seen that Hendrick was a man of religious con- 
victions, and for the times in which he lived, left a considerable estate. 

William Innes (or as written by the Dutch, Ennes) was a son of 
Rev. Alexander Innes, of Scotch descent, Chaplain of New York in 1686, 
and "Presbiter of the Church of England" in 1692. He married Cornelia 
Viervant, in Kingston, 1686, who was the only child of Cornells Arents 
Viervant, and his wife, Jeanne Le Sueur, whom he married at Kingston, 
in 1668. Cornells Arents Viervant was a native of Lexmont, in the Land 
of Vianen, Utrecht, who first lived at Kingston, but died at Fordham, 

I&75- 

His wife, Jeanne, was the sister Of Francois Le Sueur, the ancestor 

of those who bear his name, both born at Challe-Mesnil or Colmenil, a 
small market town three miles south of Dieppe, in Normandy, who sailed 
for New Amsterdam in 1657, neither being married. They first lived 
at Flatbush, were pioneers at Harlem in 1660, which they left in 1663, 
removing tb Esopus (Kingston). William and Cornelia (Viervant) 
Ennes had Jannetje, bap. at Kingston, July 17, 1703, m. Hendrick Cort- 
right, Nov. 6, 1724. 

Hendrick Cornelissen and Jannetje (Ennes) Cortright, issue: — 
Cornells, bap. June 27, 1725, m. Tjaetje Kortright, Dec. 6, 1747 m. 

2d, Helena Roosekrans, Apr. 8, 1750. 
Catrina, bap. Feb. 12, 1727, probably d. young. 
Daniel, bap. Apr. 13, 1729, m. Russie Van Aken, Mar. 1, 1752. 
Benjamin, b. 1731, m. Catrina Hover, about 1762. 
Johannes, bap. May 19, 1736, unm. 

William E., bap. Oct. 31, 1739, m. Sarah Handshaw, Aug. 8, 1768. 
Abraham, bap. July 23, 1741, m. Neeltie Swartwout, before 1771. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 55 

Jenneke, bap. Jan. 13, 1745, m. Johannes Vandermark, before 1763. 
James, bap. Mar. 8, 1747, m. Anna Quick, m. 2d, Jannetie Van 

Aken. 
Cornelia, bap. June 21, 1749, m. Henry Hover, before 1766. 

Of these children, Cornelis d. in 1752, Daniel in 1788, Johannes in 
1772, Benjamin and Abraham before 1787. In his will, dated Feb. 8, 
1772, Johannes gives his brothers William, Abraham and Benjamin a 
bequest of forty pounds each, and mentions no wife or children. 

James, Daniel, Benjamin, William and Abraham served as soldiers 
in the Revolution, William being severely wounded and crippled for life, 
and thus referred to by his father as "his poor son," in his will. 

FIFTH GENERATION 

5. Benjamin Cortright, born at Marbletown, Ulster County, New 
York 1 73 1, was probably baptized the same year at the Kingston Church, 
but there is no record of this, as the first leaves of Vol. Ill, of the Church 
records, covering the period from April 12, 1730. to January 1732, are 
missing. He probably came with his parents to the Minisink district in 
1736, and his name first appears on the records of the "Walpeck Congre- 
gation" as a sponsor in 1750 and again in 1753. 

On January 12th, 1756, he and his brother John enlisted as soldiers 
from the Province of Pennsylvania, in the French and Indian war, under 
the command of Captain John Van Etten. 

In 1772 and again in 1781, he was assessed for taxes in Delaware 
Township, Northampton County, Penn., where he probably owned prop- 
erty, but he may have remained on his father's farm during his life. 

During the Revolution, he served as a soldier, Class 3, of the 6th 
Battalion, Northampton County Militia, his name appearing on the muster 
roll for May 14, 1778, under the command of Col. Jacob Stroud and 
Captain John Van Etten. 

His name also appears as an enlisted soldier of the 3d Class of the 
1st Company, 6th Battalion, in 1780; the 4th Company, 5th Battalion in 
1781 ; and again in the same Company in 1782, his name being written 
on the muster rolls variously as Cartright, Cortrigt, Curtright and 
Courtright. 

In his will of March 27th, 1787, Benjamin's father refers to him as 
deceased, so he probably died between 1782 and 1787. 

The name of his wife was Catrina Hover, (or as now written, 
Catharine Hoover) whom he married about 1762. She was probably 
a sister of Henry, who m. Cornelia Cortright, and of Capt. Emanuel 



56 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

Hover, the Hover's owning an adjoining farm, and she may have been 
a daughter of Johannes Michael Huber, who came in 1731, and m. 
Catharine Rose in 1742. 

The name Huber is derived from an old word, "hutre," meaning the 
possessor of a small tract of land, or farm, which indicates this family 
is descended from a clan of Swiss farmers, as the Canton of Zurich, 
Switzerland, was the original home of the Hubers, many of them still 
residing there, with records dating back over 800 years. 

During the civil and religious disturbances of the 17th century, 
many of the Hubers were driven from their mountain homes, and fled to 
Germany, France and other European countries, ultimately coming to 
America. The ship records at Philadelphia show that nearly fifty 
Hubers, not including women or children, landed there prior to the 
Revolution. 

In the course of time the spelling of the name has changed, so now 
the variations are Hover, Hoover, Huver, Hoober and Hooper. 
Benjamin and Catharine (Hover) Cortright, issue: 
+6 Cornelus, b. Mar. 7, 1764, bap. Apr. 15, 1764, at Walpeck, m. 
Catharine Kennedy, Oct. 1, 1786. 

Hannah, b. 1766, bap. July 2J, 1766, at Walpeck, m. Nathan 
Draper, about 1786. 

Sarah, b. 1768, m. Chareck Rosecrans, Mar. 2, 1788. 
+7 Hendrick, b. May 10, 1771, bap. Sept. 26, 1771, at Walpeck, m. 

Rachel Gore, about 1798. 
-f-8 Johannes, b. April 4, 1774, bap. May 22, 1774, at Walpeck, m. 
Mary Abbott, Dec. 10, 1800. 

Catharine, b. June 1778, bap. Aug. 25, 1781, at Walpeck, probably 
m. Manuel Decker, before 1809. 

SIXTH GENERATION 

-}-6. Cornelius Cortright, (who thus wrote his name, and as it appears 
on his monument), was born March 7th, 1764, on the farm of his grand- 
father, located in Lehman Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania, (but 
then in Delaware Township, Northampton County) this farm being 
situated on the bank of the Delaware River, near Port Jervis, and not 
far from the Delaware Water Gap. 

He was baptized April 15, 1764, in the Reformed Dutch Church 
known as the "Walpeck Congregation," the record being, "Cornelus, son 
of Benjamin Cortregt and Catrina Hover; witnesses and sponsors, Hen- 
derick Hover and Cornelia Hover," Domine Thomas Romaine officiating. 

He was one of the executors of his grand- father's will in 1787; 




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The Courtright (Kortright) Family 57 

during the Revolution, he enlisted as a soldier of the 4th Company, 5th 
Battalion, Northampton County Militia, June, 1782, his name being writ- 
ten on the muster roll as Cornelus Courtryt. His name was also on the 
muster roll of Captain John Van Etten's Company of the 5th Battalion, 
Northampton County Militia, July 31, 1784, on the expedition to Wy- 
oming, this being probably his first appearance in the Wyoming Valley. 

On Oct. 1st, 1786, he married Catharine, daughter of John and 
Maria (Van Vliet) Kennedy, at Plains, Luzerne Co., Pa., (see Kennedy 
family). 

In November, 1787, he was elected Ensign of the Militia Company 
from the Upper District of Wilkes Barre, (Daniel Gore, Captain), in 
the Battalion commanded by Col. Mathias Hollenback. 

He made his first purchase of land from William Hooker Smith, on 
Dec. 30th, 1789, and his second from Timothy Pickering, Sept. 19th, 1791, 
settled in Plains township, acquired additional land, and lived there dur- 
ing his life, where he was a highly respected man, holding numerous pub- 
lic offices. 

He was commissioned Justice of the Peace Jan. 1st, 1806, continuing 
as such until 1840; was one of the Commissioners for Luzerne County 
in 1813, 1814, 1815, 1830 and 1832; was a member of the Pennsylvania 
State Legislature in 1820, 1821 and 1823, and a candidate for State Sena- 
tor in 1816, being defeated for the latter office. 

"For a long series of years, he was one of the most active, public 
spirited and prominent men of the county." 

He died May 25th, 1848, and his wife, May 12th, 1846, having had 
eleven children, who inherited his estate. 

-f-7. Henry Cortright, brother of Cornelius, was born on the ancestral 
farm in Pike County, May 10, 1771, baptized at Walpeck, Sept. 26, 1771, 
died Mar. 27, 1864, the son of Benjamin Cortregt and Catrina Hover, as 
the church record shows, and came to the Wyoming Valley soon after 
his brother Cornelius did, where he also purchased a farm, settling at 
Plains. 

Several years later he sold his farm at Plains, many years before 
the value of the underlying coal was realized, and removed to Exeter, 
where he lived for fifteen years, having bought another farm there, but 
finally removed to Franklin (now Orange), where he bought a large 
tract of land, of one hundred sixty-six acres, where he continued to reside 
until his death, March 27, 1864. 

As shown by the report of Jesse Fell, Brigade Inspector, he was 
elected Lieutenant of the 2d Regiment, 1st Battalion, Light Infantry Com- 
pany, of the Militia of Luzerne County, Feb. 3d, 1794. 



58 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

"He was a man of force in the community, of sterling qualities, did 
not aspire to office, yet bore his share of responsibilities, commanding the 
respect and esteem of all who knew him." 

He married Rachel, daughter of Capt. Daniel and Mary (Park) Gore, 
about 1798, who died April 11, 1848. (see Gore family). 
-j-8. John Cortright, brother of Cornelius and Henry, was born Apr. 4, 
1774, on the farm in Pike (then Northampton) County, baptized at Wal- 
peck May 22, 1774, the church record being "Johannes, son of Benjamin 
Kortregt and Catrina Hover, by Dr. Jacob R. Hardenberg." 

When a young man he inherited a sum of money from the estate of 
his grandfather, and as did his brothers, came to the Wyoming Valley 
about the same time, where he became an extensive land owner, settling 
also in Plains tpwnship, where he resided on his farm until his death, 
Dec. 1, 1822. 

For several years, after his sons attained manhood, he kept the 
tavern at Plains, and was also the first post-master there. 

In his will, dated August 29th, 1822, and proved March 23d, 1823, 
he signs his name "John Cortright," and having made suitable provision 
for his wife and other children, he devised his landed estate equally to 
his sons, Cornelius and John Draper Courtright, and directs that his coal 
bed, in Wilkes Barre Township, near the Pittston line, be disposed of for 
the benefit of these sons, or the right thereof be vested in them. This 
coal bed was a tract of about thirty-one acres. 

Catharine Cortright and John Cortright, son of Catharine, of Jacobs 
Plains, widow, conveyed land by deed dated Dec. 20, 1791, the witnesses 
being Cornelius Cortright and Charrick D. Rosenkrans ; and on April 16, 
1800, John Cortright conveyed land to Catharine Cortright, mother of 
said John, witnessed by Cornelus and Henry Cortright, so it is evident 
that Catharine Hover, the mother of Cornelius, Henry and John Cort- 
right, resided in Plains at the dates mentioned. 

John Cortright married Mary (called Polly), daughter of John and 
Alice (Fuller) Abbott, Dec. 10th, 1800. (see Abbott family). 

SEVENTH GENERATION 

6 Hon. Cornelius and Catharine (Kennedy) Cortright, 

issue : 
+9 Mary, b. July 29, 1787, d. Oct. 27, 1836, m. John Murphy, Jan. 

13, 1817. 
-f 10 Benjamin, b. Mar. 19, 1789, d. Jan. 22, 1867, m. Clarissa Wil- 
liams, Jan. 23, 1820. 




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The Courtright (Kortright) Family 59 

+ 11 Catharine, b. Oct. n, 1790, m. Isaiah Tyson, Jan. 5, 181 1. 

+ 12 John, b. Oct. 12, 1790, d. May 16, 1830, m. Lois Searle, Jan. 7, 

1816. 
-(-13 Henry, b. Sept. 4, 1792, m. Sarah Bidleman. 
14 Elizabeth, b. Mar. 14, 1795, d. Mar. 2, 1804. 
4-15 Hannah, b. Feb. 7, 1798, d. May 3, 1892, m. John Abbott, Mar. 

11, 1830. 
16 Lucinda, b. Feb. 2, 1801, d. Apr. 5, 1823. 
+ 17 Eleanor, b. Sept. 13, 1804, d. Mar. 10, 1886, m. William Abbott, 

Nov. 2, 1824. 
+ 18 Elizabeth, b. June 25, 1807, d. 1890, m. Charles M. Wright, Jan. 

1, 1831. 
+ 19 Milton, b. Dec. 8, 1810, d. Apr. 25, 1883, m - Hannah Passmore, 

May 21, 1835. 

7 Henry and Rachel (Gore) Cortright, issue: 

20 Mary P., b. Nov. 18, 1799, d. 1884, unm. 

21 Cynthia, b. Nov. 24, 1801, m. Ariel Rogers. 

+22 Louisa, b. Dec. 2, 1803, m. Arthur Smith, Apr. 8, 182 1. 

-j-23 Katherine, b. Mar. 4, 1805, d. June, 185 1, m. John Chapman 

Snow. 
-(-24 Houghton, b. Apr. 19, 1808, d. Dec. 7, 1864, m. Sarah Ann Jones, 

Jan. 24, 1835. 
+25 Frances, b. Aug. 15, 1809, d. May 5, 1873. m. George Cone, 1850. 

26 Sarah M., b. Dec. 29, 181 1, d. Apr. 11, 1881, unm. 
+27 Burton, b. Mar. 15, 1814, d. Jan. 10, 1888, m. Lucy Ann Larned, 

Dec. 19, 1838. 
28 Henry, Jr., b. July 21, 1817, d. Feb. 2, 1828. 

8 John and Mary (Abbott) Cortright, issue: 
+29 Hannah, b. June 9, 1801, d. Oct. 22, 1878, m. Horace G. Phelps, 

July 14, 1819. 
+30 Cornelius, b. May 28, 1803, d. Sept. 7, 1894, m. Harriet Bailey, 

July 10, 1827. 
-(-31 Roxanna, b. Oct. 12, 1805, d. Jan. 19, 1850, m. James M. Cham- 

berlin, May 27, 1833. 
+32 Charles A., b. Mar. 4, 1807, d. Sept. 12, 1856, m. Rebecca R. 

Hart, Feb. 19, 1829. 
+33 John Draper, b. Dec. 29, 1808, d. Jan. 29, 1887, m. Hannah 

Rhodes, Sept. 27, 1843. 
+34 Volney F., b. June 17, 181 1, d. Aug. 19, 1855, m. Philena J. Ham- 
lin, May 5, 1836. 
+35 Eliza Ann, b. May 14, 1814, d. Sept. 20, 1845, m. George Cone, 

Dec. 6, 1 83 1. 

The above children were born in Plains Township, Luzerne County, 
Pa., near Wilkes Barre, and all of them wrote their name, Courtright, 
departing from the old style of their fathers. 



60 The Couktkight (Kortright) Family 

EIGHTH GENERATION 

9. Mary Courtrigiit, born July 29, 1787, was baptized at the Reformed 
Dutch Church, at Macliackemeck (Deerpark), Jan. 27, 1788, the daughter 
of Cornelius Cortright and Cattrina Cannady. She married John Murphy, 
who was a miller at Plains, when a young man, but who removed to Ohio 
at an early date, where he engaged in farming. They had issue : 

+36 Sarah, b. Aug. 18, 1818, d. Apr. 11, 1855, m - Ena s Cooper, Dec. 

31, 1836. 
-\~2>7 Elizabeth, b. Jan. 25, 1821, d. Nov. 5, 1883, m. Lewis Cooper, 

and m. 2<J, Wellington Hurd, Mar. 18, 185 1. 
+38 Lucinda, b. Mar. 1, 1823, d. Jan. 4, 1886, m. Bentley S. Runyan, 

Jan. 14, 1844. 
+39 Mary C, b. Dec. 18, 1825, d. Feb. 22, 1889, m. Robert Mead. 

10. Benjamin Courtrigiit, born Mar. 19, 1789, was baptized at Mach- 
eckemeck, July 3, 1789, his parents recorded as Cornelius Cortright and 
Caty Cannaday, by Rev. David Marenus. He was a farmer at Plains, 
where he spent his life, and married there Clarissa Williams, having 
issue : 

+40 William Hamilton, b. Feb. 4, 1822, d. Feb. 15, 1902, m. Clara 

Swallow, Sept. 15, 1850, m. 2d, Mary A. Morgan, Oct. 25, 

1864. 
-j-41 Benjamin Franklin, b. May 31, 1826, d. Aug. 9, 1902, m. Annie 

L. Mitchell, May 28, i860. 
42 John Milton, b. Sept. 12, 1828, d. Feb. 22, 1894, m. Mrs. Lydia 

Wanick, in 1863. 
-f-43 James, b. Nov. 9, 1831, d. Dec. 8, 1914, m. Ruth Gore Searle, 

Sept. 19, 1854. 
+44 Thomas W., b. July 22, 1834, d. Sept. 1, 1895, m. Elizabeth 

Mitchell, May 28, 1867. 
+45 Mary E., b. Nov. 20, 1836, d. Mar. 20, 1912, m. Murray Breese. 

Oct. 26, 1858, m. 2d, John Sharps, Jan. 18, 1887. 

11. Catherine Courtright, born Oct. 11, 1790, was baptized at 
Machackemeck, Nov. 1, 1790, her parents recorded as Cornelius Cort- 
recht and Cattrina Caneda, by Rev. David Marinus. She married Jan. 5, 
181 1, Isaiah Tyson, a miller at Plains, who with his family removed to 
Toronto, Canada, and very little known of them. So far as known, they 
had issue : 

46 Joseph. 

47 Thomas. 

48 A dau. who m. Smith. 

49 A dau. who m. Lount. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 61 

12. John Courtright, born Oct. 12, 1790, a twin with Catharine, was 
baptized at the same place and time she was. He was a farmer, married 
Lois Searle, Jan. 7, 1816, at Plains, and had issue : 

-f5o George, b. Apr. 26, 1818, d. Feb. 28, 1903, m. Mary Mathers, 

Dec. 30, 1 84 1. 

51 Cornelius, b. Dec. 3, 1820, m. Fidelia . 

+52 Louisa S., b. Jan. 22, 1823, d. May 6, 1889, m - William Barnum, 

m. 2d, Davis H. Dotterer. 
-f-53 Hannah, b. Apr. 15, 1825, m. Hamilton Stone. 

13. Henry Courtright, born Sept. 4, 1792, at Plains, was a farmer, 
and very little has been recovered concerning him. He married Sarah 
Bidleman, of Easton, Pa., and had issue : 

+54 Elizabeth, b. Mar. 19, 1816, bap. at Wilkes Barre, Mar. 21, 1817, 
d. Sept. 28, 1868, m. John White, Aug. 2, 1835. 

— |— 55 Catharine, b. Mar. 19, 1819, m. Joseph Gardner. 
56 Rosanna, bap. at Wilkes Barre, Jan. 31, 182 1. 

-f-57 Margaret, b. Jan. 10, 1823, d. Nov. 30, 1882, m. George W. 
Barber, Mar. 2, 1842. 

-f-58 Winfield S., b. Jan. 20, 1825, d. Nov. 10, 1892, m. Katherine 
Washburn. 

-f-59 Mary, b. 1827, m. Henry F. Williams, m. 2d, Henry Mott. 
60 William B., b. Mar. 17, 1829, d. Dec. 26, 1898, m. Julia Rein- 
smith. 

+61 Ellen, b. 1830, d. June 26, 1891, m. William K. Phillips. 

-j-62 Charles W., b. Mar. 27, 1836, d. May 27, 1899, m. Frances 
Augusta Colby. 
63 Henry Harrison, b. Feb. 9, 1837, d. Oct. 11, 1901, m. Henrietta 
M. Burton, Aug. 20, i860. 

Henry H. Courtright, when a young man, entered the service of 
the Lehigh Railroad ; came west and for several years was in the employ 
of the Chicago and Galena Railway ; went to Hannibal, Mo., during the 
Civil War, where he was Agent for the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railway, 
and often made trips by coach to Santa Fe over the old trail. He later 
became General Freight Agent of the old Hannibal & St, Joseph Ry., and 
during the war, General Grant, at that time a Colonel, often used his of- 
fice at Hannibal for his headquarters. For many years he was General 
Freight Agent of the Chicago and Alton Ry., located in Chicago, finally 
becoming chairman of the Western Freight Association. 

He was a gentleman of the old school, of fine appearance, courtly 
bearing, kind and considerate to others, and in a quiet way dispensed 
charity to many needy families in Chicago. He had a great store of senti- 
ment, was attached to his kindred, and took a great interest in the gene- 



62 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

alogy of his family, printing a small record of it, which contained all 
there was available at the time. This tribute to his memory is from one 
who had the greatest respect and affection for him. 

15. Hannah Courtright, born at Plains, Feb. 7, 1798, just outside the 
present limits of Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., married John 
Abbott, a farmer at Plains March II, 1830, and died May 3, 1892, having 
attained the extreme old age of over ninety- four years. 

At the time of her birth, Wilkes Barre was only a little hamlet in a 
great wilderness, and she vividly recalled many a ride from her home at 
Plains to Wilkes Barre, either alone, or on horse-back with her father. 

She also remembered well hearing the survivors of the Wyoming 
massacre tell about that bloody event, for many of them were alive during 
her recollection — the terrors inspired by the presence of the savages, the 
eager hanging of the women and children upon the Gospel Minister to 
shield and protect them, the merciless attack of the British and Indians, 
the flight across the mountains through the "shades of death" to the Mini- 
sink settlements or to Connecticutt, the sufferings of the almost naked 
children, the birth of a child during this mad stampede and the tender 
efforts of the fugitives to provide for the mother and carry her on 
blankets fastened to two horses — these and many other incidents were 
familiar tales to her. 

It was hard for her to realize the changes since the old days, the 
telephone, the telegraph, the electric cars, and many other modem im- 
provements. When speaking of the electric cars, she said they reminded 
her of lines that ran through her mind, where taken from, not known, 
"the arm of Omnipotent power they assume, and ride in chariots of fire." 
certainly not an unprophetic description. 

She was a consistent member of the Methodist church for eight\ 
years, having become a member thereof at the age of fourteen, and 
throughout her life she was comforted by a faith which never wavered. 
She was a woman of wonderful energy, of rugged constitution, and up to 
two years previous to her death, her faculties were unimpaired and at 
the time of her death, she was the oldest person in Luzerne County. 

Soon after the death of her husband in 1861, she removed with her 
children from her home at Plains, and thereafter resided on the corner 
of Franklin and Jackson Streets, Wilkes Barre, Pa. 

John and Hannah (Courtright) Abbott had issue: 

64 Robert, b. Aug. 25, 1831, d. July 10, 1836. 

65 Lucy Waller, b. Nov. 25, 1833, d. Dec. 3, 1914, unm. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 63 

+66 Robert Miner, b. June 15, 1836, m. Caroline A. Courtright, Dec. 
29, 1864, d. Apr. 14, 1922. 
67 Catharine C, b. Dec. 16, 1838, d. Apr. 8, 1894, unm. 

17. Eleanor Courtright, born at Plains, Sept. 13, 1804, married Wil- 
liam Abbott, Nov. 2, 1824, died Mar. 10, 1886. They went to Knox 
County, Ohio, at an early day, where her husband bought a large farm 
near Mt. Vernon, where they continued to reside during their lives. 

They had issue : 
-(-68 John Sommerfield, b. June 16, 1825, d. Dec. 23, 1903, m. Mary 
Emeline Johnson, Feb. 15, 1866. 

69 Lucinda Courtright, b. Sept. 22, 1826, d. Jan. 30, 1861, m. Lor- 
enzo Adams, m. 2d, David Mead. 

70 Stephen, b. Sept. 25, 1830, d. Jan. 19, 1866, m. Mary Saylor. 

71 Cornelius Courtright, b. Jan. 22, 1833. 

18. Elizabeth Courtright, born at Plains, June 25, 1807, married 
Charles Miner Wright, Jan 1, 1831, and d. 1890. They had issue: 

+73 Milton C, b. Oct. 10, 1834, m. Julia Edgerton, Mar. 17, 1862, m. 

2d, Adah J. Shumaker, July 9, 1873, m. 3d, Margaret Ownsby, 

Sept. 19, 1883. 
74 Mary, b. Dec. 4, 1837, d. Apr. 9, 1864, m. James Rowe, Dec. 4, 

1861. 
+75 Josiah, b. May 10, 1839, d. June 21, 192 1, m. Mary Edgerton, 

Aug. 11, 1870. 
+76 Josephine, b. Jan. 31, 1845, m - Benjamin B. Courtright, Feb. 9, 

1870. 
-\-jj Charles F., b. July 5, 1853, d. Aug. 4, 1916, m. Margaret Farmer, 

Oct. 20, 1883. 

19. Milton Courtright, born Dec. 8, 1810, at Plains, married Hannah 
Passmore, May 21, 1835, and died Apr. 25, 1883. He was an Alumnus 
of Gambier College, Knox County, Ohio, a civil engineer by profession, 
and removed to New York, where he introduced rapid transit, and was 
first president of the elevated road there. He was the builder of the 
Canada Southern, now the Michigan Central Railroad, also its president, 
and became wealthy and prominent. They had issue : 

78 Norman Passmore, b. in 1836, d. 1877. 
+ 79 Catherine Elizabeth, b. May 9, 1838, m. Col. Reigert B. Lowry, 

Oct. 6, 1857, m. 2d, Eben Brewer, Dec. 14, 1882. 
+80 John Milton, b. Feb. 7, 1841, d. June 27, 1873, m. Fanny Badger, 
1863. 
81 Louise Deshler, b. about 1845, d. young. 
+82 Hannah Alice, b. Mar. 14, 1852, d. Mar. 1, 191 1, m. Dr. Richard 
K. Valentine, Nov. 21, 1883. 



64 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

22. Louisa Courtright, born Dec. 2, 1803, married Arthur Smith, 
April 8, 1821, having issue: 

83 Stephen Henry, b. Jan. 30, 1822, d. Apr. 5, 1849. 

84 Welthy Ann, b. Dec. 20, 1824, d. June 27, 1827. 

85 Ruth Ann, b. May 7, 1828, d. Jan. 22, 1833. 

-f 86 Louisa, b. May 27, 1830, d. Aug. 14, 1862, m. Dunham Lamb, 
Mar. 29, 1852. 

87 Frances L., b. Oct. 19, 1841, d. Apr. 27, 1857. 

23. Katherine Courtright, born Mar. 4, 1805, d. June, 185 1, married 
John Chapman Snow, having issue : 

88 Mary E., no record. 

+89 Joseph C, b. Apr. 1, 1835, d. Jan. 17, 1916, m. Elizabeth Getzler, 
Sept. 24, i860. 

90 Louise F., b. Oct. 9, 1836, d. Feb. 3, 1916, m. John F. Quin. 

91 Katherine H., b. May 7, 1846, d. Apr. 8, 1914. 

24. Houghton Courtright, born Apr. 19, 1808, married Sarah A. 
Jones, Jan. 24, 1835, died Dec. 7, 1864, a farmer, had issue : 

93 Sarah Elizabeth, b. Aug. 20, 1837, m. Horatio Mulford, June 30, 

1859. 
+94 Henry, b. Dec. 15, 1840, d. Dec. 24, 1903, m. Nancy Jackson, Jan. 

4, 1864. 
+95 Meredith J., b. Dec. 11, 1859, d. Mar. 20, 1922, m. Cora E. Shelly, 

Apr. 20, 1886. 

Houghton Courtright had several other children, who died young. 

25. Frances L. Courtright, born Aug. 15, 1809, married George Cone, 
and died May 5, 1873, had issue: 

+96 Mary L., b. Jan. 3, 1857, m. Rev. Luther R. Steele, May II, 1876. 

2j. Burton Courtright, born Mar. 15, 1814, married Lucy Ann Larned, 
Dec. 19, 1838, and died Jan. 10, 1888, a farmer, had issue: 

-f-97 Mary C, b. July 4, 1840, d. Aug. 3, 1886, m. Stephen D. Lewis, 
Dec. 3, 1865. 
98 Adelaide C, b. 1841, d. Aug. 25, 1904, unm. 
-J-99 Oscar L., b. Aug. 6, 1842, m. Sophia Stephens, Apr. 5, 1865. 
-fioo Seymour, b. July 29, 1845, d. Nov. 13, 1916, m. Harriet E. Heft, 

July 4, 1874, m. 2d, Emma Phoenix, Mar. 31, 1892. 
-f-101 Everett B., b. Feb. 13, 1849, d. Feb. 4, 1907, m. Elizabeth Posten, 

Mar. 7, 1875. 
-f-102 Frank, b. Aug. 9, 1854, d. Apr. 22, 1897, m - Ida Posten, Feb. 28, 
1880. 
103 Alice G., b. Sept. 22, i860, m. Riter T. Smith, July 3, 1912. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 65 

29. Hannah Courtright, born June 9, 1801, married Horace G. Phelps, 
July 14, 1819, and died Oct. 22, 1878, had issue: 

104 John C, b. May 8, 1822, d. Jan. 27, 1887, m. Sarah Stevens, June 
0, 1852. 
-f-105 Mary E., b. Sept. 22, 1824, d. Sept. 26, 1914, m. Claudius B. 
Pratt, Oct. 12, 1 84O. 
106 Eiisha, b. Apr. 12, 1827, d. July, 1851. 
+ 107 Legrand D., b. Jan. 9, 1829, d. Dec. 24, 1890, m. Mary Hendrick, 

Aug. 14, 1855. 
+ 108 Martha, b. Apr. 3, 1834, d. Mar. 22, 1917, m. Alonzo H. Terwil- 
liger, Dec. 6, 1859. 
109 Horace B., b. May II, 1843, d. Nov. 21, 1881, m. Mary E. Throop, 
June 20, 1866. 

30. Cornelius L. Courtright, born at Plains, Luzerne County, Pa., 
May 28, 1803, married Harriet Bailey, July 10, 1827, and died Sept. 7, 
1894, was a farmer, who with his brother, John Draper, inherited the 
ancestral farm at Plains, and which they operated for several years. 

Afterward he engaged in the contracting business, building a canal 
along the Susquehanna River, and in 1833, he employed more than 300 
men on public work in Virginia, but owing to the cholera, causing the 
death of half his men, and also afflicted himself, he was unable to com- 
plete the work he had undertaken. He later took contracts to convey pine 
lumber and arks of coal down the Susquehanna River and Chesapeake 
Bay to Baltimore, which he successfully accomplished. 

He returned to his farm at Plains, residing there for a time, but 
on May 27, 1839, hearing glowing accounts of cheap lands in the west, he 
sold his farm, not knowing the value of the coal underneath, and with 
his wife and children, departed in a covered wagon to Detroit, by boat to 
Chicago, then but a small village, and settled on a farm which he bought 
near Newark, Kendall County, Illinois, where he lived until death, having 
attained the ripe age of ninety-one years. 

After the death of his wife, he married Mrs. Susanna Luther, July 
4, 1852, who survived him several years. He was a man of the highest 
character, honest, industrious, of sterling qualities, and had the respect 
and esteem of his friends and neighbors. By his first wife, he had issue : 
-f 1 10 Louisa P., b. Jan. 27, 1829, d. Sept. 30, 1915, m. Thomas J. 

Phillips, Feb. 15, 1844. 
+ 111 John Milton, b. Aug. 6, 1830, d. June 8, 1901, m. Margaret T. 

Rhodes, Apr. 12, 1855, m. 2d, Sarah C. Diffenbacher, Sept. 25, 

i860, m. 3d, Susan L. Olney, July, 9, 1878. 
-f 112 Roxanna, b. Sept. 8, 1832, m. J. Henry Pierce, June 22, 1858, m. 

2d, James H. Huntoon, Dec. 3, 1872, m. 3d, Peter Misner, Apr. 

15, 1887. 



66 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

4 113 Horace P., b. Aug. 18, 1834, d. Jan. 6, 1922, m. Phoebe A. Cook, 

Oct. 23, 1858. 
-(•-114 Lydia B., b. June 13, 1836, d. Jan. 24, 1922, m. John Ruble, Nov. 

28, 1852. 
+ 115 Benjamin B., b. Aug. 12, 1838, d. Dec. 13, 1915, m. Josephine 

Wright, Feb. 9, 1870. 
-f 116 Harriet A., b. Oct. 17, 1840, m. Peter S. Mackay, Sept. 18, 1862. 
-j-117 Caroline A., b. Nov. 4, 1842, m. Robert Miner Abbott, Dec. 29, 

1864. 
-{- 1 18 Cornelius C, b. Sept. 19, 1844, m. Anna Newton, Sept. 10, 1868. 
-(-119 Charles O., b. Jan. 30, 1847, d. Oct. 5, 1915, m. Jennie Fairfield, 

Sept. 23, 1875. 
■+ 120 Chester O., b. Mar. 28, 1849, d. June 13, 1910, m. Ada M. 

Haskins, Dec. 23, 1880. 

31. Roxanna Courtright, born Oct. 12, 1805, married James M. Cham- 
berlin, May 27," 1833, died Jan. 19, 1850, had issue: 

+ 121 John Wilson, b. May 21, 1837, d. Aug. II, 1901, m. Mary T. 
Cowles, June 6, 1861, m. 2d, Livonia R. Buell, Nov. 2, 1870. 

32. Charles A. Courtright, born Mar. 4, 1807, d. Sept. 12, 1856, 
married Rebecca R. Hart, Feb. 19, 1829, had issue: 

122 Sarah L., b. Feb. 7, 1830, d. Feb. 3, 1855. 
-(-123 Ruth A., b. June 23, 1833, d. Aug. 2, 1910, m. Carlton O. Lee, 

Feb. 28, 1 87 1. 
-f-124 Horace P., b. May 17, 1838, d. Feb. 17, 1914, m. Mary E. Pollard, 

Sept. 26, 1 87 1. 
+ 125 Mary E., b. Aug. 24, 1849, m. Joseph A. Bigger, Mar. 12, 1878. 

^^. John Draper Courtright, born Dec. 27, 1808, married Hannah 
Rhodes Sept. 27, 1843, died Jan. 29, 1887, was born on the farm of his 
father at Plains, Pa., which he inherited jointly with his brother Cornelius, 
and on which he resided for several years. Later he sold his interest 
in this farm and removed to a farm near Sheridan, Illinois, (not far 
from that of his brother Cornelius), his future home. Their issue: 
-j-126 Milton Le Grand, b. Nov. 5, 1844, m - Emma E. Ford, Dec. 24, 

1868. 
-(-127 Mary Leonora, b. Apr. 27, 1846, d. Sept. 29, 1902, m. John C. 

Van Natta, Oct. 2, 1884. 
128 Ellen Josephine, b. Aug. 16, 1857, m. Thomas B. McLean, June 

10, 1895. 

34. Volney Courtright, born June 17, 181 1, married Philena J. Ham- 
lin, May 5, 1836, died Aug. 19, 1855, had issue: 

+ 129 Chancy A., b. Mar. 10, 1837, d. Dec. 23, 1920, m. Lizzie Battin, 
Oct. 6, 1864. 
130 Eugene B., b. Sept. 14, 1838, d. Feb. 8, 1863. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 67 

+ 131 Mary S., b. Feb. 10, 1841, d. Aug. 17, 1917, m. Edward A. For- 
rester, Feb. 12, 1868. 

-r-132 Eliza A., b. Sept. 1, 1842, d. Dec. 14, 1916, m. Thomas J. 
Megargel, Feb. 28, 1872. 

+ 133 George C, b. Sept. 14, 1844, m - Anna E. Luce, Sept. 9, 1874. 
134 Utley Abbott, b. Jan. 28, 1847, d. Feb. 2, 1869. 

4-135 Martha H., b. Jan. 22, 1851, d. Mar. 6, 1917, m. Lorenzo D. Kem- 
merer, May 13, 1874. 

35. Eliza Ann Courtright, born May 4, 1814, died Sept. 20, 1845, 
married George Cone, Dec. 6, 1831, and had issue: 

136 Hannah R., b. Aug. 21, 1833, d. Oct. 30, 1902, m. J. Edward 

Lent, Aug. 26, 1858. 
-j-137 Dorastus, b. Dec. 17, 1836, d. May 30, 1885, m. Martha R. Lacey, 

Sept. 7, 1858. 

NINTH GENERATION 

36 Eli as and Sarah (Murphy) Cooper, issue: 

138 James, b. July 9, 1838, d. July 18, 1838. 

139 Ellen, b. Sept. 5, 1840, d. Jan. 5, 1843. 
-I-140 Mary, b. Oct. 4, 1841, m. Col. George Rogers. 

-[-141 Charles G., b. Dec. 11, 1845, m. Carrie Cady, Sept. 1, 1874, and 
m. 2d, Irene Martin, Sept. 24, 1900. 

37 Wellington and Elizabeth (Murphy) Hurd, issue: 
-j-142 Wellington E., b. June 14, 1852, d. Nov. 17, 1908, m. Anna Eliza 

Brooks, 1882, m. 2d, Julia Moffitt, 1890. 
-I-143 Louie L., b. Apr. 15, 1855, d. June 22, 1917, m. Fred J. Reese, 

Dec. 24, 1883. 
-r-144 Mary E., b. Aug. 14, 1858, m. Addis A. Cannon, Nov. 20, 1884. 

145 Anson, b. July II, i860. 
-j-146 Charles J., b. Apr. 13, 1862, m. Nellie Crane, Apr. 10, 1889. 

38 Bentley S. and Lucinda (Murphy) Runyan, issue: 
4 147 John B., b. Feb. 9, 1846, d. June 6, 1906, m. Charlotte Hedges, 

Oct. 12, 1870. 
+ 148 Charles C, b. Nov. 1, 1848, d. Oct. 8, 191 5, m. Tina R. Wright, 

Nov. 5, 1870. 
149 Robert M., b. Feb. 9, 185 1, d. Sept. 24, 1852. 
-J--150 Mead, b. Jan. 15, 1853, d. Dec. 16, 1914, m. Ida Boyle, Jan. 20, 

1875- 
-(-151 Almeda, b. May 20, 1855, m. Uel R. Parsons, Oct. 10, 1883. 

152 Mary Ellen, b. May 2, 1859. 

39 Robert and Mary C. (Murphy) Mead, issue: 
-t-153 Sadie, b. Sept. 2^, 1852, m. Willis M. Sturges, Feb. 5, 1879. 
154 Mamie, b. about 1855, d. young. 



68 The Courtright (Koktright) Family 

40 William Hamilton and Clara (Swallow) Courtright, 

issue : 

1 55 Josephine Estella, b. July 17, 1851, d. Apr. 21, 1873. 

156 Benjamin Rush, b. June 25, 1853, m. Lina Goble, Apr. 12, 1888. 
+ 157 Joseph Miner, b. June 19, 1859, m. Joanna Goble, June 16, 1894. 
-j-158 Elizabeth, b. Nov. 14, 1861, m. James Wentz, Dec. 18, 1884. 

40 William Hamilton and Mary A. (Morgan) Courtright, 

issue : 
159 William Arthur, b. Aug. 30, 1866, m. Nellie A. Morehead, Nov. 
14, 1889. 
+ 160 Gertrude, b. Mar. 22, 1873, m. George B. Windsor, Mar. 22, 
1892. 
161 Nellie, b. Oct. 7, 1879, d. Oct. 18, 1897. 
4-162 Lillian Pearl, b. June 7, 1884, m. William Herbert Lee, June 30, 

1907. 
+ 163 Milton Roy, b. Feb. 26, 1890, m. May Groteguth, Aug. 18, 191 5. 

41 Benjamin Franklin and Annik (Mitchell) Courtright, 

issue : 
+ 164 Isabelle, b. May 5, 1862, m. William V. Good, Dec. 28, 1887. 
-j- 165 Clara R., b. July 20, 1864, m. Dr. Granville T. Matlack, Apr. 5, 

1888. 
-fi66 John M., b. May 9, 1866, m. Kate (Daniels) Stuckey, Sept. 2, 
1904. 
167 Murray B., b. Jan. 9, 1868, m. Louise Matlack, Sept. 2, 1914. 
4-168 Jennie N., b. Aug. 10, 1869, m. Charles Sheldon, Dec. 29, 1896. 

169 Mae A., b. Mar. 30, 1871. 

170 Archibald O., b. July 20, 1875. 

-f-171 William W., b. Sept. 14, 1881, m. Reba Henderson, Aug. 28, 
1905. 

43 James and Ruth Gore (Searle) Courtright, issue: 
4-172 John Searle, b. July 21, 1855, in. Ellen Lathrop, Jan. 17, 1877. 
4-173 Harrie B., b. Feb. [8, 1857, d. May 15, 1910, m. Clara Ida Wells, 

Mar. 7, 1876. 

44 Thomas W. and Elizabeth (Mitchell) Courtright, 

issue : 

4-174 George R., b. July 10, 1869, m. Mary A. Coy, Jan. 1, 1892. 

175 Florence L., b. June 20, 1872. 

4-176 Mary E., b. Feb. 10, 1876, m. Wilbert W. Lamb, Nov. 5, 191 1. 

177 Lena B.,b. Dec. 6, 1878. 

178 Helen B., b. Oct. 4, 1881. 

179 Benjamin F., b. May 8. 1S85, m. Zada Tmboden, Oct. 2, 1913. 

45 Murray and Mary E. (Courtright) BREESE, issue: 

180 Clara Estelle, b. May 18, [860, m. Draper Campbell, Apr. 18, 
1884, m. 2d, John Calvin Bell, June 18, 1904. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 69 

-f-181 Jessie Falla, b. July 21, 1862, m. Homer P. Snyder, June 27, 1882. 

-j-182 James Milton, b. Jan. 31, 18(14, m. Grace Murray, Apr. 9, 1889. 

183 Frank Murray, b. Sept. 21, 1871, d. Mar. 13, 1877. 

184 Josepbine C, b. Sept. 23, 1874, d. Apr. 1, 1877. 

50 George and Mary (Mathers) Courtright, issue: 

185 Mary Louise, b. Jan. j8, 1843, d. Oct. 9, [868, m. William Sbook. 
-f-186 James M., b. Aug. 8, 1845, d. June 2, J 91 7, m. Gertrude Saleno, 

Dec. 21, 1882. 

+ 187 John P., b. Aug. 17, 1847, d. July 7, 1918, m. Mary J. Mc Walters, 
Feb., 1877. 

+ 188 William B., b. Feb. 1, 1850, d. Dec. 19, 19 19, m. Louisa J. Flaw- 
ley, Feb. 1, 1877. 

-(-189 Lillian Fidelia, b. Oct. 4, 1859, m. John E. Nugent, Oct. 26, 1880. 

52 William and Louisa (Courtright) Barn um, issue: 
-f-190 Dellie, m. James Verplank. 

52 Davis H. and Louisa (Courtright) Dotterer, issue: 
4-191 Louise, b. Feb., 1857, d. Mar. 4, 1897, m. John Wolford Mumper, 

Sept. 22, 1879. 
192 William C, b. Apr. 9, 1859. 

53 Hamilton and Hannah (Courtright) Stone, issue: 

-f-193 Mollie, m. James Hancock. 

194 Hattie. 

195 William. 

54 John and ELIZABETH (Courtright) White, issue: 
-(-196 Henry C, b. July 2, 1836, d. Dec. 28, 1892, m. Sarah Butz, Dec. 

15, 1863. 
-f-197 Sarah E., b. July 16, 1844, d. 1876, m. Norman Tracy. 
-i-198 Margaret B., b. June 2, 1848, m. Harry S. Gilchrist, May I, 1877. 

199 Charles A., b. Jan. 19, 1850. 

200 Joshua L., b. Dec. 9, 1859, d. young. 

55 Joseph and Catharine (Courtright) Gardner, issue: 

201 Harry. 

57 George W. and Margaret (Courtright) Barber, issue: 

+202 Helen Rosanna, b. Mar. 7, 1843, d. Jan. 24, [867, m. John S. 

Lazarus, Nov. 1, 18^*3. 
-f-203 Joseph B., b. Mar. 12, 1845, m. Anna E. Benford, Sept. 14, 1870. 

204 Charles Weyl, b. Jan. 26, [848, d. Feb. 24, 1868. 
-I-205 Mary Margaret, b. May 28, 1850, m. James 11. Runyon, Feb. 12, 

1874. 

206 Catharine Louise, b. Dec. 6, 1852, d. July 30, 1863. 

207 William Courtright, b. May 24, 1855, d. July 14, 1880. 



70 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

208 Emma Gertrude, b. Jan. 10, 1858, m. Thomas A. Garrigues, Aug. 

26, 1896. 
+209 Elizabeth Sarah, b. Apr. 9, i860, m. William T. Phillips, Sept. 9, 

1884. 
+210 Henry Harrison, b. Oct. 24, 1863, d. Nov. 26, 1897, m. Dove M. 

Foster, Aug. 31, 1889. 

211 Benjamin Franklin, b. Dec. 24, 1865, d. Apr. 5, 1881. 

58 WlNFIELD S. AND KATHERINE (WASHBURN) COURTRIGHT, 

issue : 

212 Carrie M., b. Apr. 4, r845, d. young. 

213 William W., b. May 6, 1847, d. young. 

214 Harry M., b. May 10, 1850, d. young. 

59 Henry F. and Mary (Courtright) Williams, issue: 
-(-215 Rose C, b. May 11, 1849, d. Feb. 20, 1892, m. Judson S. Stark, 

Sept. 29, 1868. 
-}-2i6 John W., b. Apr. 8, 1853, m. Elizabeth Studley. 

59 Henry and Mary (Courtright) Mott, issue: 
-f-217 Chester B., b. Jan. 29, 1859, m. Anna E. Martin, July 21, 1892. 
-j-218 Ida, b. June 2, 1863, m. Benage S. Josselyn, Apr. 15, 1885. 

61 William K. and Ellen (Courtright) Phillips, issue: 
-j-219 Isadore, b. Sept. 2, 1856, d. Feb. 19, 1916, m. Morris A. 

McClenthen, Sept., 1876. 
220 Clara C, b. Oct. 6, 1858, m. Henry Langdon, Nov. 29, 1895. 
-j-221 Herman F., b. Dec. 13, 1863, m. Ada L. Roll, Sept. 5, 1887. 
4-222 Winfield C, b. Nov. 13, 1864, m. Bertha Strong, Feb. 17, 1886, m. 

2d, Dora B. Rivers, Feb. 27, 1890. 
+223 G. Harding, b. Feb. 5, 1874, m. Ida J. Rhinefield, Apr. 26, 1892. 

62 Charles W. and Frances A. (Colby) Courtright, issue: 

224 Edward W., b. Mar. 11, 1869, d. 1901. 

225 Helen Imogen, b. Aug. 17, 1877, m. Emil J. Munkwitz, Jan. 12, 
1904. 

66 Robert Miner and Caroline A. (Courtright) Abbott, 

issue : 

226 John Howard, b. Feb. 26, 1866, m. Mabel G. Hax, June 2, 1913. 

227 Carrie Helene, b. Nov. 22, 1867, m. Ira R. Tabor, Nov. 22, 1910. 

228 Robert Bruce, b. Aug. 18, 1873, m - Teckla Engburgh, Dec. 29, 
1914, m. 2d, Cora A. Engburgh, June 21, 1919. 

68 John Sommerfield and Mary E. (Johnson) Abbott, 

issue : 
4-229 Lulu Courtright, b. Dec. 7, 1866, m. Burton D. Herron, Aug. 23, 
1902. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 71 

j 3 Milton C. and Julia (Edgerton) Wright, issue: 

230 Estella, b. Mar. 10, 1867, m. William J. Saltmarsh, Oct. 22, 1895. 

231 Chester, b. Jan. 20, 1869, m. Rosa Saltmarsh, Feb. 26, 1896. 

73 Milton C. and Adah J. (Shumaker) Wright, issue: 
-f-232 George, b. July 5, 1876, m. Mayme Johnson, Aug. 16, 1902. 

233 Mary Pearl, b. Jan. 28, 1883, d. Sept. 28, 1919, m. Fred Shores, 
Sept. 14, 1904. 

73 Milton C. and Margaret (Ownsby) Wright, issue: 

234 Albert O., b. Dec. 18, 1891, m. Juanita Ryan, Nov. 8, 191 1. 

75 Josiah and Mary (Edgerton) Wright, issue: 
+235 Minnie E., b. June 2^, 1871, m. Arthur P. Twichell, Oct. 13, 1892. 

76 Benjamin B. and Josephine (Wright) Courtright, issue: 

236 Ella J., b. Oct. 5, 1871, d. Feb. 23, 1890. 
-f-237 Jessie E., b. Nov. 29, 1872, m. Edward Larson, Nov. 29, 1891. 

238 Evangeline, b. Sept. 25, 1874, m. Albert N. Parker, May 5, 1894. 
-f 239 Mabel C, b. Sept. 12, 1876, m. Maitland Hill, June 14, 1906. 
-j-240 Winfred M., b. Oct. 8, 1878, m. Grace V. Wing, Oct. 18, 1906. 

241 Chester A., b, Jan. 12, 1881. 
+ 242 Gaylord M., b. Dec. 27, 1886, m. Nelle M. Boyd, Sept. 5, 1916. 
+ 243 Guy B., b. Dec. 27, 1886, m. Georgia Miller, Dec. 2, 1915. 
-(-244 Charlotte, b. Mar. 23, 1891, m. Alexander R. Thompson, Sept. 29, 
1914. 

y j Charles F. and Margaret (Farmer) Wright, issue: 
245 Edward, b. Aug. 28, 1903. 

79 Col. Reigert B. and Catherine Elizabeth (Courtright) 
Lowry, issue : 
-f-246 Ricardo St. P., b. Feb. 25, 1864, d. Aug. 14, 1919, m. Annie 

Wrenton Maus, Oct. 17, 1888. 
+ 247 Walter C, b. Nov. 16, 1865, m. Margaret C. Griffin, Dec. 29, 

1890. 

248 Marion, b. Feb. 11, 1869, d. July 5, 1919, m. Col. Frank Michler, 
Jan., 1900, m. 2d, Frederick S. Minot, Feb. 11, 1906. 

249 Robert Oliver, b. Aug. 3, 1870, d. Nov. 16, 1895. 

80 John Milton and Fanny (Badger) Courtright, issue: 

250 William B., b. Sept. 25, 1864. 

251 Louisa N., b. May 14, 1866, d. July 27, 1920, m. Frank D. Fear- 
man, Apr. 17, 1909. 

82 Dr. Richard K. and Hannah A. (Courtright) Valen- 
tine, issue : 

252 Milton C, b. Sept. 17, 1884, d. Feb. 12, 1889. 



72 The Courtkight (Kortright) Family 

253 Richard K., b. Nov. 25, 1887, m. Elizabeth Browning, Feb. 20, 
I9I5- 

86 Dunham and Louisa (Smith) Lamb, issue: 
+254 Alice E., b. Sept. 14, 1853, m. William B. Keller, Feb. 15, 1883. 

255 Arthur D., b. May 17, 1858, d. July 9, 1858. 

256 Walter, b. Apr. 22, i860, d. Aug. 14, i860. 

89 Joseph C. and Elizabeth (Getzler) Snow, issue: 

257 Harry W., b. May 20, 1862, d. Jan. 13, 1892. 

258 George W., b. Sept. 17, 1863, d. young. 

259 Arthur M., b. Oct. 7, 1864, d. young. 

260 Frank C., b. Aug. 7, 1866. 

+ 261 Ellen H., b. Sept. 17, 1869, m. Charles D. Hawn, Nov. 18, 1891. 

+262 Maud J., b. Dec. 9, 1872, m. Charles A. Foley, Oct. 21, 1896. 

263 Joseph C, b. Feb. 2.J, 1875, d. young. 

+264 Burton C, b. July 14, 1878, m. Ethel M. Kelly, June 7, 1905. 

94 Henry and Nancy (Jackson) Courtright, issue: 
-f-265 Lillian, b. Apr. 2, 1865, m. Frank B. Thompson, Nov. 14, 1883. 
-j-266 Benjamin, b. Dec. 30, 1866, m. Charity M. Smith, Dec. 15, 1895. 

267 Alonzo J., b. Apr. 28, 1868. 

268 Rosamond, b. Jan. 15, 1870, d. May 16, 1919. 

4-269 Harriet, b. Oct. 9, 1871, m. Oliver R. Moore, Aug. 29, 1890. 

270 Horatio H., b. Sept. 1876, d. May 4, 1920. 
+271 Elizabeth M., b. Mar. 18, 1881, m. Edward T. Evans, May 9, 
1900. 

95 Meredith J. and Cora E. (Shelly) Courtright, issue: 

272 Edna, b. Jan. 7, 1889, m. J. Homer Greggs, Oct. 19, 1920. 

273 Ruth, b. Mar. 14, 1894, d. Dec. 28, 1899. 

96 Rev. Luther R. and Mary L. (Cone) Steele, issue: 

274 Frances C, b. Nov. 23, 1878, m. Edward A. Burdette, Oct. 9, 
1909. 

2 75 John H., b. Dec. 13, 1880, d. Feb. 20, 1901. 

276 Spencer C, b. Sept. 27, 1883, d. May 21, 1889. 

277 Mary C, b. Dec. 9, 1889, m. Charles S. Suraci, Aug. 12, 1912. 

97 Stephen D. and Mary C. (Courtright) Lewis, issue: 
+278 Oscar C, b. Jan. 31, 1866, m. Laura Bailey, June II, 1890. 
-f-279 Frances E., b. Oct. 18, 1867, m. Walter A. Lewis, Dec. 24, 1888. 
-(-280 Everett B., b. Feb. 26, 1871, m. Estelle Flagler, June 30, 1894. 
-t-281 Alice L., b. May 25, 1877, m. Cornelius W. Hooghouse, Dec. 24, 

1894. 
-f-282 Blanche E., b. May 8, 1883, m. Leroy Stines, May 4, 191 1. 

99 Oscar L. and Sophia (Stephens) Courtright, issue: 
283 Lewis S., b. June 30, 1870, d. June 23, 1883. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 73 

+284 Laura A., b. Oct. 9, 1866, d. Sept. 11, 1920, m. Lester Hough, Nov. 
19, 1896. 

285 Everett P., b. Oct. 12, 1868, d. June 28, 1916, m. Effie Anderson, 
Nov. 15, 1904. 

100 Seymour and Harriet E. (Heft) Courtright, issue: 

286 Alice L., b. Jan. 10, 1876, d. July 12, 1899, m. Robert Eaton, 
Apr., 1895. 

100 Seymour and Emma (Phoenix) Courtright, issue: 

287 Mona L., b. July 6, 1893. 

288 Marion D., b. June 18, 1895. 

289 Lucy A., b. June 4, 1898. 

101 Everett B. and Elizabeth (Posten) Courtright, issue: 
+290 Archie B., b. Jan. 14, 1879, d. Nov. 16, 1920, m. Bertha Morgan, 

Oct. 2, 1916. 

102 Frank and Ida (Posten) Courtright, issue: 
291 Burton A., b. Oct. 23, 1881, m. Marie Damon, Apr. 15, 1902. 
-L292 Nina M., b. Mar. 4, 1886, m. Albert W. Gabriel, June 18, 1913. 

105 Claudius B. and Mary E. (Phelps) Pratt, issue: 
+293 Mary E., b. Dec. 8, 1849, m - Samuel H. Stevens, May 21, 1873. 
-f-294 Louise B., b. Nov. 23, 185 1, m. William B. Henwood, Oct. 30, 

1877. 
-(-295 Leonora, b. Mar. 30, 1861, m. James L. Connell, Apr. 17, 1883. 
-t-296 Claudius B., b. Jan. 30, 1864, d. Feb. 12, 1919, m. Helen Wagner, 

June 24, 1 89 1. 

107 Le Grand D. and Mary A. (Hendrick) Phelps, issue: 
-f-297 Mary Alice, b. Apr. 14, 1858, m. James P. Crossley, Oct. 28, 

1874. 
+298 Horace G., b. Dec. 24, i860, d. Dec. 5, 1912, m. Mary A. O'Shea, 

Apr. 4, 1885. 
+299 Floy H., b. June II, 1868, m. Frank J. Dignon, Apr. 15, 1888, m. 

2d, William A. Lotti, Apr. 1, 1902. 
-(-300 Jennie C, b. July 8, 1873, m. Albert B. Corcilius, Mar. 16, 1892. 

108 Alonzo H. and Martha (Phelps) Terwilliger, issue: 

301 Charles P., b. May 24, 1865. 

302 Nellie S., b. Feb. 12, 1868. 

no Thomas J. and Louisa P. (Courtright) Phillips, issue: 

303 Jefferson, b. July 27, 1845, d - Feb. J 8, 1850. 

304 Quincy, b. Mar. 29, 1848, d. Aug. 17, 1849. 

+305 Carson E., b. July 3, 1851, m. Minnie L. Bennett, Oct. 10, 1883. 
306 Ida Roxanna, b. June 21, 1854, m. Sylvanus Fowler, Jan. 13, 
1875. 



74 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

-f 307 Leslie S., b. Aug. 12, 1856, d. Mar. 26, 1898, m. Sadie A. Davison, 
Oct. 30, 1877. 

308 T. Leland, b. Mar. 4, 1858, d. Dec. 13, 1920, m. Ida M. Lott, 
Aug. 26, 1884. 

309 Carrie, b. Aug. 6, i860, d. Sept. 12, 1861. 

+310 Minnie J., b. Sept. 14, 1862, d. Nov. 26, 1904, m. J. Channing 

Seaton, Sept. 14, 1881. 
-(-31 1 Mary Louise, b. Apr. 1, 1867, m. Alfred E. Harding, Oct. 22, 

1884. 

312 Charles B., b. Jan. 6, 1870, m. Clara A. Dubrock, June 24, 1896. 

in John Milton and Margaret T. (Rhodes) Courtright, 

issue : 

313 William, b. Nov. 9, 1856, d. Sept. II, 1858. 

+314 Charles Sigel, b. June 2, 1859, m. Anna M. Schlampp, Sept. 15, 
1887. 

in John Milton and Sarah C. (Diffenbacher) Court- 
right, issue : 
+315 Lillian N., b. Jan. 15, 1864, d. July 29, 1921, m. Albert W. Arnold, 

Dec. 23, 1886. 
+316 Myrtle R., b. Sept. 28, 1867, d. June 16, 1914, m. Elmer F. Cod- 
dington, July 4, 1885. 

112 J. Henry and Roxanna (Courtright) Pierce, issue: 

317 Frank L., b. Dec. 3, i860, d. Dec. 23, 1887. 

318 William H., b. June 18, 1862, d. Sept. II, 1883. 

113 Horace P. and Phoebe A. (Cook) Courtright, issue: 
-f-319 Alonzo E., b. Mar. 1, 1861, m. Clara V. Wunder, Aug. 20, 1882. 
-L320 Harry M., b. Mar. 25, 1869, m. Mollie G. Shafter, Sept. 17, 1888. 

114 John and Lydia B. (Courtright) Ruble, issue: 

-(-•321 Hattie L., b. June 9, i860, m. Oscar W. Brown, Mar. 24, 1880, 

m. 2d, John Canham, Dec. 5, 1901. 

-f-322 Carrie L., b. Aug. 16, 1862, m. Louis Weeks, Nov. 19, 1882. 

323 Charles M., b. Apr. 18, 1866, d. June 1, 1866. 

+324 Adeline F., b. Sept. 10, 1869, m. William Riordan, Feb. 27, 1890. 

+325 Florence L., b. June 8, 1871, m. Alfred E. Jackson, Dec. 25, 1890. 

326 Frank L., b. June 8, 1871, d. Jan. 3, 1873. 

327 John C, b. Dec. 15, 1873. 

+328 Robert L., b. July 12, 1876, m. Adelaide L. Parker, Mar. 9, 1898. 
-j-329 Fred F., b. Aug. 16, 1878, m. Maud M. Sanders, Sept. 23, 1903. 

115 Benjamin B. and Josephine (Wright) Courtright, 

issue : 
330 Ella J., b. Oct. 5, 1871, d. Feb. 23, 1890. 
-(-331 Jessie E., b. Nov. 29, 1872, m. Edward Larson, Nov. 29, 1891. 
332 Evangeline, b. Sept. 25, 1874, m. Albert N. Parker, May 5, 1894. 



A 



! 





MRS. CAROLINE (COURTRIUHT) ABBOTT 

b. 1842 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 75 

+333 Mabel C, b. Sept. 12, 1876, m. Maitland Hill, June 14, 1906. 

+334 Winfred M., b. Oct. 8, 1878, m. Grace V. Wing, Oct. 18, 1906. 

335 Chester A., b. Jan. 12, 1881. 

336 James A., b. Jan. 12, 1881, d. Jan. 13, 1881. 

+337 Gaylord M., b. Dec. 27, 1886, m. Nelle M. Boyd, Sept. 5, 1916. 
-(-338 Guy B., b. Dec. 27, 1886, m. Georgia Miller, Dec. 2, 1915. 
+339 Charlotte V., b. Mar. 23, 1891, m. Alexander R. Thompson, Sept. 
29, 1914. 

116 Peter S. and Harriet A. (Courtright) Mackay, issue: 
340 Mary S., b. Sept. 25, 1863, d. Sept. 3, 1864. 

-(-341 Harriet L., b. June 14, 1866, m. Edward J. McMahon, Jan. 10, 

1883, m. 2d, John M. Browning, Sept. 14, 1904. 
+342 Harry C, b. Oct. 6, 1869, m. Jana Cady, Jan. 1, 1890. 

343 Hugh R., b. Feb. 25, 1879, d. Jan. 29, 1880. 

117 Robert Miner and Caroline A. (Courtright) Abbott, 

issue : 

344 John Howard, b. Feb. 26, 1866, m. Mabel G. Hax, June 2, 191 3. 

345 Carrie Helene, b. Nov. 22, 1867, m. Ira R. Tabor, Nov. 22, 1910. 

346 Robert Bruce, b. Aug. 18, 1873, m - Teckla Engburgh, Dec. 29, 
1914, m. 2d, Cora A. Engburgh, June 21, 1919. 

118 Cornelius C. and Anna (Newton) Courtright, issue: 
-j-347 Herbert N., b. Aug. 1, 1869, m. Adele M. Dyer, Feb., 1893. 
-•{-348 Bessie B., b. Jan. 25, 1871, m. Allison G. Wing, Jan. 16, 1901. 

349 Fred C, b. Mar. 12, 1875, d - O ct - 5> l8 75- 

350 Clinton H., b. Feb. 5, 1876, d. July 12, 1876. 

351 Lillian B., b. Apr. 27, 1880. 

119 Charles O. and Jennie A. (Fairfield) Courtright, 

issue : 
+352 Ernest H., b. Aug. 18, 1876, m. Elizabeth Leinnar, July 25, 1907. 

353 Arthur W., b. Nov. 15, 1879, d. Feb. 4, 1880. 

354 Ethel L., b. Dec. 2j, 1880, m. Emery Painter, Dec. 25, 1906. 

355 Elmer, b. Nov. 15, 1884. 

+356 Edna, b. Aug. 5, 1890, m. Roy Trimble, Mar. 4, 1917. 

357 Edith, b. Mar. 4, 1903. 

120 Chester O. and Ada M. (Haskins) Courtright, issue: 

358 Hazel Vivian, b. Oct. 26, 1881. 

121 John Wilson and Mary T. (Cowles) Chamberlin, issue: 

359 Mary C, b. Apr. 28, 1867, d. Oct. 25, 1881. 

121 John Wilson and Livonia R. (Buell) Chamberlin, 

issue : 

360 John W., b. Mar. 25, 1883, d. Apr. 17, 1914, m. Mary E. Speck, 
May 23, 1912. 



76 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

123 Carlton O. and Ruth Ann (Courtright) Lee, issue: 

361 Myrta Sarah. 

124 Horace P. and Mary E. (Pollard) Courtright, issue: 

362 Sarah Blanche, b. Nov. 29, 1873. 

363 Edith Anna, b. Sept. 23, 1879, m. Newell Van Bergen, Jan. 8, 
1908. 

125 Joseph A. and Mary Ellen (Courtright) Bigger, issue: 

364 Mina C, b. Jan. 20, 1883, m. Frank C Guff, Jan. 20, 1909. 

126 Milton L. and Emma E. (Ford) Courtright, issue: 

365 Frank Burton, b. June 27, 1872. 

366 Carrie E., b. Feb. 7, 1874, d. Jan. 6, 1898. 

127 John C. and Mary Leonora (Courtright) Van Natta, 

issue : 

367 Lynn C, b. Mar. 14, 1886, m. Margaret Z. Worley, Nov. 19, 
1920. 

129 Chancy A. and Lizzie (Battin) Courtright, issue: 
+368 Eugene H., b. Jan. 31, 1866, m. Florence B. Yale, Sept. 16, 1888. 

131 Edward A. and Mary S. (Courtright) Forrester, issue: 
+369 Arthur W., b. Aug. 26, 1870, d. Dec. 16, 1919, m. M. Ella Mc- 
Carthy, Feb. 28, 1894. 

370 Harry E., b. May 8, 1875, d. Nov. 5, 1876. 
-f-371 Fred W., b. Jan. 17, 1878, m. lone Land, June 10, 1903. 

132 Thomas J. and Eliza A. (Courtright) Megargel, issue: 
+372 Rena M., b. June 5, 1874, d. Jan. 16, 1920, m. George E. Bruorton, 

June 5, 1902. 
-f-373 Willard C, b. Feb. 21, 1877, m. Matilda Westpfahl, June 23, 
1897. 
374 Archibald H., b. Mar. 23, 1879. 
+375 Ethel J., b. Jan. 28, 1881, d. Nov. 30, 1906, m. Alexander P. 
Clark, Sept. 10, 1903. 
376 Helen R., b. June 17, 1885, d. Feb. 22, 1889. 

133 George C. and Anna E. (Luce) Courtright, issue: 
+377 Edith P., b. Aug. 15, 1879, m. Dr. William B. Powell. 

378 Lillian, b. Jan. 1, 1882, d. Jan. 15, 1885. 

135 Lorenzo D. and Martha H. (Courtright) Kemmerer, 

issue : 
4-379 Edwin W., b. June 29, 1875, m. M. Rachel Dieckle, Dec. 24, 1901. 

380 Jessaline, b. June 7, 1877. 

381 Harold D., b. Feb. 6, 1880, d. Dec. 21, 1881. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 77 

+382 Roy C, b. Apr. 9, 1882, m. Lea Bernardina Anna Lucretia Botzen, 

Aug. 15, 191 1. 
+383 Arthur E., b. July 8, 1885, m. Vivian Gleechman, Dec. 12, 1908. 
384 Frank L., b. May 21, 1887, m. Alice Lee Wells, Feb. 10, 1916. 

137 Dorastus and Martha R. (Lacey) Cone, issue : 
+385 George W., b. Oct. 7, 1859, d. Oct. 26, 191 1, m. Cora G. Holmes, 
Sept. 12, 1882. 
386 Catharine E., b. June 16, 1861, d. June 22, 1869. 
4-387 Raymond J., b. Oct. 28, 1866, m. Sadie (Martz) Mays, Feb. 18, 

1901. 
+388 Dorastus C, b. June 20, 1868, d. Sept. 20, 1897, m. Blanche M. 

Setszer, May 17, 1892. 
+389 Mary E., b. Jan. 9, 1875, m. James W. Kight, June 27, 1899. 

TENTH GENERATION 

140 Col. George and Mary (Cooper) Rogers, issue: 
390 Nellie, b. Dec. 31, 1867, d. Dec. 30, 1876. 

-f 391 Sarah, b. Dec. 28, 1873, m. Charles B. Hill, Feb. 26, 1895. 

141 Charles G. and Carrie (Cady) Cooper, issue: 

392 Henry, b. Nov. 20, 1876, d. July 26, 1894. 

141 Charles G. and Irene (Martin) Cooper, issue: 

393 Charles, b. Sept. 13, 1902. 

142 Wellington E. and Anna E. (Brooks) Hurd, issue: 

394 Anna E., b. Jan. 8, 1885, m. Earl Savage, June 29, 191 1. 

143 Fred J. and Louie L. (Hurd) Reese, issue: 

395 Charles W., b. Apr. 5, 1886, m. Iva M. Roosa, Aug. 28, 1918. 

396 Frederick D., b. Aug. 5, 1893. 

397 Eva L., b. Oct. 5, 1894, d. Nov. 27, 1895. 

398 Nellie E., b. July 5, 1896, m. August E. Schwing, May 28, 1921. 

144 Addis A. and Mary E. (Hurd) Cannon, issue: 
+399 Pauline, b. Dec. 30, 1892, m. Herbert H. Aldrich, Apr. 7, 1917. 

146 Charles J. and Nellie (Crane) Hurd, issue: 
+400 Nettie E., b. Mar. 22, 1890, m. Harry W. Crafts, Oct. 8, 1909 
-f-401 Carl B., b. July 10, 1893, m. Esther Waldron, June 17, 1916. 
402 Anna L., b. Sept. 20, 1901, m. Harry Vaughn, Apr. 28, 1921. 

147 John B. and Charlotte (Hedges) Runyan, issue: 
+403 Bentley M., b. July 31, 1872, m. Beulah Hospelhaun, May 25, 
1892. 
404 Corinne H., b. Nov. 14, 1874. 



78 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

148 Charles C. and Tina R. (Wright) Runyan, issue: 
-{-405 Sadie L., b. Jan. 13, 1875, m. George A. Mead, June 5, 1900. 
+406 William B., b. July 10, 1877, m. Ethel M. Ditwiler, June 6, 191 1. 

407 Charles E., b. May II, 1890, m. Beatrice L. Gatton, Apr. 16, 1913. 

150 Mead and Ida (Boyle) Runyan, issue: 

408 Frank B., b. Sept. 6, 1875, d - Mar. 17, 1877. 

-f-409 Harry B., b. Jan. 15, 1877, m. Caroline H. Larson, Oct. 5, 1904. 

151 Uel R. and Almeda (Runyan) Parsons, issue: 
+410 Mary U., b. Aug. 10, 1884, m. James C. McCullough, Sept. 9, 
1907. 

153 Willis M. and Sadie (Mead) Sturges, issue: 

411 Mary.M., b. Apr. 9, 1880. 

412 Robert, b. Mar. 20, 1894. 

157 Joseph Miner and Joanna (Goble) Courtright, issue: 

413 Rodney H., b. Feb. 26, 1896. 

414 Eloise L., b. June 16, 1901. 

158 James and Elizabeth (Courtright) Wentz, issue: 
+415 Milton H., b. Oct. 3, 1885, m. Ethyl John, Sept. 23, 1913. 

416 Beryl C, b. Nov. 22, 1890. 

417 Lieut. Lee B., b. Mar. 3, 1894, m. Verna Bisbing, June 3, 1920. 

160 George B. and Gertrude (Courtright) Windsor, issue: 

+418 Hester M., b. Feb. 1, 1893, m. F. M. Forbis, Feb. 29, 1920, 

-j-419 Helen G., b. Oct. 16, 1894, m. Amos H. Begley, July 27, 1916. 

420 George Wayne, b. Dec. 12, 1896. 

421 Jessie Ruth, b. May 24, 1899. 

422 Laura Pearl, b. Apr. 28, 1903. 

423 William Deane, b. Aug. 25, 1905. 

424 Lillith B., b. Sept. 23, 1907. 

425 Geneva E., b. Sept. 21, 1910. 

426 Leetha L., b. June 15, 1916. 

162 William H. and Lillian Pearl (Courtright) Lee, issue: 

427 Evelyn V., b. May 28, 1908. 

428 Mabel G., b. Dec. 1, 1909. 

429 William H., Jr., b. Nov. 25, 1913. 

430 Laura Pearl, b. Nov. 25, 1913. 

431 Dorothy Lucile, b. Oct. 21, 192 1. 

163 Milton Roy and May (Groteguth) Courtright, issue: 

432 Helen E., b. Dec. 29, 191 7, d. Sept. 15, 1920. 

433 Roy M., b. Sept. 16, 1919. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 79 

164 William V. and Isabelle (Courtright) Good, issue: 
+434 Adda Lorraine, b. June 30, 1889, m. Alonzo L. Marshall, July 5, 

1916. 

165 Dr. Granville T. and Clara (Courtright) Matlack, 

issue : 
+435 A. Louise, b. Sept. 25, 1889, m. Joshua L. Miner, June 15, 1919. 

436 Frank C, b. July 13, 1891, d. Apr., 1898. 
+437 Dorothy T., b. Mar. 4, 1893, m. John C. Haddock, Oct. 5, 1916. 

438 Clare C, b. Dec. 22, 1895. 

166 John M. and Kate (Daniels-Stuckey) Courtright, 

issue : 

439 John D., b. June 27, 191 1. 

168 Charles and Jennie N. (Courtright) Sheldon, issue: 

440 Anna C, b. Oct. 19, 1897. 

441 William A., b. Oct. II, 1901, m. Evelant M. Baker, Feb. 26, 1921. 

442 Benjamin C, b. May 29, 1903, d. June 9, 1908. 

443 George M., b. May 3, 1908. 

444 Mary H., b. Feb. II, 1912. 

171 William W. and Reba (Henderson) Courtright, issue: 

445 Benjamin F., b. Apr. 6, 1907. 

446 William W., b. May 3, 1909. 

447 Mary R., b. June 19, 1914. 

172 John Searle and Ellen (Lathrop) Courtright, issue: 

448 Sarah L., b. Feb. 10, 1881. 

449 Florence, b. Mar. 12, 1892. 

173 Harrie B. and Clara Ida (Wells) Courtright, issue: 

450 Ruth S., b. Jan. 24, 1877, m - David M. Reynolds, Oct. 24, 1906. 
-(-451 Josephine W., b. July 17, 1878, m. William Nathaniel Brooks, 

Mar. 7, 1906. 

452 James Wells, b. Feb. 2, 1887, m. Naomi J. Warner, Dec. 27, 1918. 

174 George R. and Mary A. (Coy) Courtright, issue: 

453 Hugh C, b. Nov. 5, 1893, m. Olive Preen, Aug. 1, 1921. 

176 Wilbert W. and Mary E. (Courtright) Lamb, issue : 

454 Frank C, b. Mar. 17, 1912. 

181 Hon. Homer P. and Jessie F. (Breese) Snyder, issue: 

455 Charles Raymond, b. July 13, 1883, d. Oct. 7, 1906. 

+456 Estelle Breese, b. Oct. 3, 1885, m. Edward H. Teall, Sept. 14, 

1907. 
+457 Jessie Florence, b. May 14, 1893, m. Louis E. Thompson, Sept. 

10, 1910. 



80 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

182 James M. and Grace (Murray) Breese, issue: 
458 William Murray, b. June 9, 1890. 
-f-459 Blanche Frances, b. Nov. 3, 1892, m. Charles A. Sweet, Sept. 27, 

1915. 
460 Charles Thomas, b. Apr. 18, 1904. 

186 James M. and Gertrude (Saleno) Courtright, issue: 
-(-461 Milton, b. Oct. 5, 1883, m. Sophia Varin, Aug. 2, 1909. 

462 Stephen S., b. Dec. 3, 1885, m. Etta Mary Hume, Mar. 7, 1921. 

187 John P. and Mary (McWalters) Courtright, issue: 
+463 Florine M., b. Sept. 12, 1880, m. Edward Grabow, Apr. 22, 1901. 

464 Alice B., b. Dec. 22, 1882, m. Albert P. Russell, Nov. 28, 1912. 
-f-465 Lillian, b. June 25, 1890, m. John Pringle, June 20, 1914. 

188 William B. and Louisa J. (Hawley) Courtright, issue: 
466 Maud B., b. Feb. 18, 1878, d. July 10, 1888. 

+467 George B., b. June 29, 1883, m. Margaret W. Robinson, Oct. 11, 

1911. 
+468 Fidelia B., b. Feb. 16, 1887, m. John Traub, June 19, 1919. 
469 Frederick, b. Feb. 16, 1887, d. young. 

189 John E. and Lillian Fidelia (Courtright) Nugent, 

issue : 
+470 Louise C, b. Aug. 6, 1881, m. Martin L. Roth, Nov. 1, 191 1. 

471 Harold A., b. July 1, 1883. 

190 James and Dellie (Barnum) Verplank, issue: 

472 Maud. 

191 John Wolford and Louise (Dotterer) Mumper, issue: 

473 William H., b. Jan. 27, 1888, m. Doma Stretch, 1918. 

474 Horace W., b. Mar. 4, 1893, m. Eleanor Kinscella, Aug. 26, 1918. 

193 James and Mollie (Stone) Hancock, issue: 

475 Earle C. 

476 Elizabeth G. 

196 Henry C. and Sarah (Butz) White, issue: 

477 C. Frank, b. June 8, 1865. 

478 Laura M., b. June 25, 1868. 

479 Grace R., b. June 27, 1875. 

197 Norman and Sarah E. (White) Tracy, issue: 

480 Ernest. 

481 Charles. 

198 Harry S. and Margaret B. (White) Gilchrist, issue: 

482 Grace R., b. Feb. 14, 1875, d. Jan. 19, 1901. 

+483 J. Fred, b. May 29, 1884, m. Gertrude Scott, Nov. 18, 1908. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 81 

202 John S. and Helen R. (Barber) Lazarus, issue: 

+484 Minnie L., b. May 12, 1865, m. Robert B. Richardson, Sept. II, 
1890. 

203 Joseph B. and Anna E. (Benford) Barber, issue: 
485 Charles W., b. July 12, 1871, m. Alice Reynolds, June, 1893. 

-f-486 Clyde C, b. Dec. 10, 1876, m. May Price, 1913. 
-j-487 Ethel, b. June 21, 1879, m. Frank Hurd, May 14, 1910. 

205 James H. and Mary Margaret (Barber) Run yon, issue: 

488 George W., b. May 10, 1875, m. Maude B. Hay, June 26, 1903. 

489 Lena Leota, b. Nov. 18, 1876, m. George R. Tousley, Dec. 16, 
1896. 

209 William T. and Elizabeth S. (Barber) Phillips, issue: 

490 Hobart W., b. May 15, 1886. 

491 Anacortez, b. Jan. 2.^, 1890, m. Sidney M. Morris, Nov. 16, 1915. 

492 Elizabeth, b. Nov. 29, 1897. 

210 Henry H. and Dove M. (Foster) Barber, issue: 
+493 George W., b. Jan. 5, 1891, m. Nellie K. Lee, Sept. 1, 1913. 

494 Gertrude B., b. Nov. 26, 1893, m. Sherrill F. Dewis, Feb. 3, 191 5. 

215 Judson S. and Rose C. (Williams) Stark, issue: 
+495 Harry W., b. Dec. 27, 1869, m. Francis M. Sheerer, June 29, 1893. 
+496 Clara E., b. Sept. 27, 1871, m. Evan R. Williams, Oct. 17, 1894. 

216 John W. and Elizabeth (Studley) Williams, issue: 
Asher, Lydia, Gilbert, Henry, Blanche, and Robert. 

217 Chester B. and Anna E. (Martin) Mott, issue: 

498 Clarence C, b. July 10, 1894, m. Mary E. Sickler, Nov. 9, 1914. 

218 Benage S. and Ida (Mott) Josselyn, issue: 

499 Dorothy, b. June 12, 1888, m. Archibald Mclntyre, Apr. 2, 191 1. 

500 Mildred, b. July 24, 1891, m. Mason Maughum, Feb. 18, 1914. 

+ 501 Benage S., Jr., b. May 16, 1894, m. Lucille C. Clemons, Nov. II, 
1913. 
219 Morris A. and Isadore (Phillips) McClenthen, issue: 

502 Alva B., b. , 1877, d. , 1881. 

+503 Nellie C, b. Aug. 18, 1879, m - J onn R - Hawkins, Dec. 30, 191 1. 

504 Harrison J., b. Sept. 29, 1881, m. Florence McKee, June 30, 1920. 

505 Lucy A., b. June 14, 1883, m. Charles F. Meltzer, Aug. 28, 1906. 
+506 Herman P., b. Aug. 28, 1886, d. Jan. 3, 1909, m. Pearl M. Hamil- 
ton, Aug. 28, 1905. 

+507 Morris A., b. Aug. 8, 1888, m. Margaret E. O'Brien, Nov. 9, 
1909. 



82 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

+ 508 Zilpha M., b. Nov. 14, 1890, m. Peter C. Hansen, Jan. 22, 1912. 

509 Isadore M., b. Mar. 28, 1893, m - J onn D - Wilson, Aug. 6, 1913. 

510 Ruth S., b. June 4, 1896. 

221 Herman F. and Ada (Roll) Phillips, issue: 

511 Charles F., b. Feb. 22, 1889, d. Oct. II, 1916. 

512 Ruth E., b. June II, 1891. 

513 Margaret C, b. July 21, 1896. 

514 Mildred J., b. Jan. 22, 1901. 

222 Winfield C. and Bertha (Strong) Phillips, issue : 

515 Claude, b. Aug. 30, 1889. 

222 Winfield C. and Dora B. (Rivers) Phillips, issue: 
+516 Lester K., b. Mar. 15, 1891, m. Rena Wood, Nov. 3, 1912. 

517 Nettie C, b. Dec. 8, 1893, m - Joseph O. Smith. 
-f-518 Marian D., b. Feb. 24, 1894, d. Oct. 27, 1918, m. Frank S. Zeise, 
Aug. 11, 1913. 

519 Millis S., b. Apr. 17, 1900. 

520 Philip G., b. May 19, 1906. 

223 Garrick Harding and Ida J. (Rhinefield) Phillips, 

issue : 

521 Harry H., b. Feb. 15, 1893. 

522 William, b. Dec. 17, 1896. 

+523 Mary Letessia, Apr. 8, 1899, m. Michael Sahyonne, June 15, 
1918. 

524 Albertis, b. Oct. 22, 1906. 

525 Walter, b. Apr. 16, 1910. 

229 Burton D. and Lulu C. (Abbott) Herron, issue: 

526 Cornelia Courtright, b. Dec. 9, 1903. 

527 John Abbott, b. Dec. 29, 1904. 

528 Harriet Emeline, b. Oct. 8, 1906, d. Mar. 1, 1907. 

529 Helen Johnson, b. Sept. 12, 1910. 

232 George and Mayme (Johnson) Wright, issue: 

530 Lois, b. Sept. 10, 1908. 

531 Bonnie, b. Nov. 3, 1912. 

235 Arthur P. and Minnie E. (Wright) Twichell, issue: 

532 Mary E., b. Dec. 27, 1893, d. Apr. 2, 19 16. 

533 Arthur R., b. Apr. 25, 1895. 

237 Edward and Jessie E. (Courtright) Larsen, issue: 

534 Helen W., b. Mar. 21, 1900. 

239 Maitland and Mabel C. (Courtright) Hill, issue: 

535 Forrest M., b. Apr. 4, 1909. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 83 

536 Winifred C, b. Oct. 24, 1910. 

537 Hazel M., b. Dec. 24, 191 1. 

538 Bernard, b. Sept. 29, 1913. 

539 Beatrice, b. Sept. 29, 19 13. 

240 Winfred M. and Grace V. (Wing) Courtright, issue : 

540 Robert W., b. Dec. 29, 1909. 

541 Janice M., b. June 23, 1914. 

542 Joye E., b. Feb. 15, 1915. 

543 Donna C, b. Apr. 13, 1918. 

544 Edward A., b. Nov. 19, 1921. 

242 Gaylord M. and Nelle (Boyd) Courtright, issue: 

545 Gaylord B., b. Mar. n, 1921, d. Mar. 29, 192 1. 

243 Guy B. and Georgia (Miller) Courtright, issue: 

546 Jane J., b. Apr. 16, 19 17. 

244 Alexander R. and Charlotte V. (Courtright) Thomp- 

son, issue: 

547 Virginia D., b. Sept. 19, 1916. 

548 Mary H., b. Feb. 19, 1921. 

246 Ricardo St. P. and Annie W. (Maus) Lowry, issue: 

549 George M., b. Oct. 27, 1889, m. Henrietta Brownell, Apr. 14, 
1916, m. 2d, Caroline Coleman, Aug. 17, 1920. 

+550 Philip W., b. Nov. 28, 1893, m. Evelyn Holt, June 24, 1916. 

247 Walter C. and Margaret C. (Griffin) Lowry, issue: 
-f-551 Donaldson R., b. Apr. 30, 1892, m. Emily Clark, June 12, 1915. 

254 William B. and Alice E. (Lamb) Keller, issue: 
552 William B., Jr., b. Feb. 11, 1884. 

261 Charles D. and Ellen H. (Snow) Hawn, issue: 
-f-553 Howard S., b. Apr. 23, 1893, m. Helen Fleming, Mar. 1, 1917. 
+ 554 Orra F., b. June 23, 1896, m. Sarah Powell, June 16, 1920. 

262 Charles A. and Maud J. (Snow) Foley, issue: 

555 Ralph J., b. Oct. 15, 1899. 

556 Ruth M., b. Sept. 8, 1904. 

264 Burton C. and Ethel M. (Kelly) Snow, issue: 

557 Helen E., b. Feb. 8, 1908. 

265 Frank B. and Lillian (Courtright) Thompson, issue: 

558 Horatio M., b. Mar. 5, 1885, d. Mar. 2, 1917. 

559 Harry C, b. Oct. 13, 1886. 



84 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

560 A. Howard, b. May 8, 1889, m. Ruth Dennington, June 30, 1913. 

561 Helen M., b. Mar. 13, 1895. 

562 Rosemond L., b. Mar. 2, 1897, m. William Ryan, June 29, 1917. 

563 Willard F., b. Aug. 6, 1899. 

564 Russell S., b. Dec. 17, 1902. 

565 Theodore R., b. Nov. 6, 1904. 

566 Josephine E., b. Dec. 7, 1908, d. Dec. 26, 1912. 

266 Benjamin and Charity M. (Smith) Courtright, issue: 

567 John Henry, b. Nov. 5, 1896, d. Nov. 20, 1896. 

+ 568 Julia Leona, b. Feb. 15, 1898, m. Stephen Dymond, Nov. 14, 1914.; 

569 Charles Wesley, b. July 7, 1899. 

570 Edward Leslie, b. July 13, 1906, d. July 18, 1906. 

269 Oliver R. and Harriet (Courtright) Moore, issue: 

571 Paul R., b. Sept. 22, 1891, m. Emily Morgan, Aug. 28, 1917. 

572 Lena A., b. July 28, 1893, m. William S. Armstrong, June 10, 
1918. 

+573 Ernest H., b. Mar. 14, 1895, m - Coraleta Arnold, Feb. 15, 1918. 

+574 Raymond R., b. Oct. 28, 1897, m - Clara B. Steele, Apr. 26, 1919. 

-j-575 Nancy G., b. July 2, 1902, m. Charles M. Slinker, June 30, 1919. 

576 Oliver R., b. Mar. 1, 1905, d. Sept. 10, 191 1. 

577 Dorothy H., b. Aug. 14, 1906, d. Mar. 11, 1907. 

578 Edward T., b. Aug. 20, 1910, d. Sept. 10, 1910. 

579 Harriet A., b. July 27, 1913. 

271 Edward T. and Elizabeth (Courtright) Evans, issue: 

580 Richard H., b. Jan. 2, 1902. 

581 Harriet Virginia, b. Feb. 2, 1903. 

582 Marian L., b. Jan. 9, 1907, d. May 3, 1910. 

278 Oscar C. and Laura (Bailey) Lewis, issue: 
+583 Laura, b. Nov. 26, 1892, m. Harry Krebaum, Nov. 26, 1914. 
584 Musa, b. June 2^, 1898. 

279 Walter A. and Frances E. (Lewis) Lewis, issue: 
-f-585 Ernest B., b. Jan. 19, 1890, m. Maud R. Swan, Dec. 24, 1910. 
+586 Everett A., b. Jan. 23, 1894, m. Ada J. Jackson, Oct. 4, 1916. 
-j-587 W. Claire, b. June 30, 1895, m - Henrietta C. Usher, Nov. 6, 191 5. 
-f-588 B. Marie, b. May 17, 1897, m. Fred J. Bassett, Mar. 4, 1918. 

589 A. Rexford, b. July 26, 1899. 

280 Everett B. and Estelle (Flagler) Lewis, issue: 

590 Harold F., b. Feb. 17, 1895. 

591 Kathryn L., b. Jan. 31, 1910. 

281 Cornelius W. and Alice (Lewis) Hooghouse, issue: 

592 Frederick L., b. June 28, 1895, d. July 15, 1902. 

-h593 Jennie C, b. July 28, 1898, m. Frank A. Dickey, Mar. 30, 1918. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 85 

594 C. Beaumont, b. Jan. 27, 1904. 

595 Lewis E., b. Dec. 1, 1909. 

596 Benjamin E., b. Aug. 20, 1912. 

282 Leroy and Blanche (Lewis) Stines, issue: 

597 Richard L., b. Feb. 21, 1912. 

598 Margaret E., b. June n, 19 16. 

284 Lester and Laura A. (Courtright) Hough, issue: 

599 Marion C, b. July 19, 1898. 

290 Archie B. and Bertha (Morgan) Courtright, issue: 

600 Harriet Elizabeth, b. Aug. 23, 1917. 

292 Albert W. and Nina M. (Courtright) Gabriel, issue: 

601 Doris Alberta, b. June 18, 1914. 

602 Albert Washburn, b. June 29, 1916. 

293 Samuel H. and Mary E. (Pratt) Stevens, issue: 
+603 Charles B., b. Mar. 21, 1875, m. Harriet Berry, Nov. 5, 1902. 
-j-604 Helen L., b. Jan. 8, 1878, m. Charles W. Hurlbut, Sept. 5, 1901, 

m. 2d, Duncan T. Campbell, Oct. 6, 1919. 

605 Walter P., b. Mar. 13, 1882, m. Anna McAnulty, Apr. IX, 1912. 

294 William B. and Louise B. (Pratt) Henwood, issue: 

606 Richard P., b. July 30, 1878, d. July 8, 1899. 

+607 Catherine L., b. Nov. 17, 1880, m. Turvey Breese, June 27, 1906. 

295 James L. and Leonora (Pratt) Connell, issue: 

-f-608 Lawrence M., b. Apr. 27, 1885, m. Cynthia Magee, July 8, 1914. 
4-609 Carleton A., b. Apr. 23, 1888, m. Lydia Taggart, Sept. 25, 1920. 

610 Mary L., b. Sept. 18, 1893. 

296 Claudius B. and Helen (Wagner) Pratt, issue: 

611 Helen M., b. Aug. 4, 1893, d. Nov. 26, 1897. 

-f-612 Geraldine Marie, b. Dec. 29, 1894, m. Herbert Lewis Handy, Apr. 
15, 1914. 

613 Harold S., b. Nov. 28, 1896. 

297 James P. and Mary Alice (Phelps) Crossley, issue: 

614 John P., b. Aug. 26, 1875, m. Mayme I. Hogue, June 24, 1908. 

615 Bertha J., b. Apr. 1, 1879. 

+616 J. Le Grand A., b. Jan. 2, 1882, m. Gail H. Hardesty, Sept. 14, 
1904. 
617 Ruby Geraldine, b. Oct. 5, 1884. 
4-6i8 Clinton C, b. Mar. 4, 1887, m. Sara B. Rees, June 12, 1913. 

298 Horace G. and Mary A. (O'Shea) Phelps, issue: 
619 William J., b. Jan. 21, 1886. 

-i-620 Cassie E., b. Sept. 22, 1887, m. Harry G. McCleary, June 24, 1908. 



86 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

299 Frank J. and Floy H. (Phelps) Dignon, issue: 
-f62i Sidney Le Grand, b. Oct. 17, 1890, m. Cecelia A. Wheeler, June 8, 
1916. 

300 Albert B. and Jannie C. (Phelps) Corcilius, issue: 
622 Phyllis Lenore, b. Mar. 2, 1893. 

305 Carson E. and Minnie L. (Bennett) Phillips, issue: 
-r-623 Edith B., b. Apr. 9, 1887, m. Ferdinand Ferbrache, July 23, 1908. 

307 Leslie S. and Sadie A. (Davison) Phillips, issue: 
624 Howard L., b. Mar. 15, 1879, m. Mae Bell Collins, Sept. 3, 1907. 

310 J. Channing and Minnie J. (Phillips) Seaton, issue: 
+625 Nina R., b. Nov. 5, 1885, m. Charles E. Smith, Feb. 16, 1907. 

311 Alfred E. and Mary Louise (Phillips) Harding, issue: 
-j-626 Alfred Leslie, b. Mar. 21, 1888, m. Georgia N. Watkins, Apr. 27, 
1907, m. 2d, Mae London, Aug. 14, 1915. 

314 Charles Sigel and Anna M. (Schlampp) Courtright, 

issue : 
-I-627 Ouida B., b. July 21, 1888, m. James E. Herweg, June 21, 1916. 
-f-628 Charles S., Jr., b. Mar. 25, 1890, m. Marion H. Gilbert, Sept. 29, 
1917. 

315 Albert W. and Lillian N. (Courtright) Arnold, issue: 
-J-629 Nina, b. Nov. 30, 1888, m. Oliver P. Goodspeed, Sept. 27, 191 1. 

316 Elmer F. and Myrtle R. (Courtright) Coddington, 

issue : 
+630 Hazel R., b. Aug. 30, 1886, m. Nelson A. Sanford, Oct. 23, 1909. 

319 Alonzo E. and Clara V. (Wunder) Courtright, issue: 

631 Horace E., b. May 7, 1884. 
+632 Clara V., b. May 18, 1889, m. Wayne W. O'Neal, Jan. 29, 191 1. 
4633 William A., b. Feb. 28, 1895, m. Merle Vail, Sept. 24, 1919. 

320 Harry M. and Mollie G. (Shafter) Courtright, issue: 

634 Harry C, b. June 18, 1889, m. Elizabeth G. Hathaway, Aug. 25. 
I9I3- 

321 Oscar W. and Hattie L. (Ruble) Brown, issue: 

635 Charles E., b. Dec. 28, 1880, d. June 3, 1894. 

4636 Harvey F., b. Dec. 9, 1888, d. Dec. 12, 1918, m. Grace E. Hop- 
kins, May 19, 1909. 

322 Louis and Carrie L. (Ruble) Weeks, issue: 

4637 Harry V., b. Mar. 16, 1888, m. Laura L. Logan, June 18, 1910. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 87 

324 William and Adeline F. (Ruble) Riordan, issue: 
-638 Blanche, b. July 27, 1891, m. George Sleezer, Feb. 11, 1915. 

325 Alfred E. and Florence L. (Ruble) Jackson, issue: 

639 Howard L., b. Jan. 4, 1892, d. May 31, 1903. 

640 Dale V., b. Mar. 6, 1893, d. Apr. 13, 1894. 

641 Florence M., b. May 2, 1897, d. Oct. 16, 1918. 

642 Ruby R., b. Nov. 15, 1899. 

643 Mildred L., b. May 2, 1902. 

644 Edith A., b. May 25, 1904. 

645 Alfred R., b. Apr. 5, 1906. 

646 Grace L., b. Oct. 31, 1909. 

328 Robert L. and Adelaide L. (Parker) Ruble, issue: 

647 Robert A., b. Aug. 29, 1899, m. Hallie Pence, Sept. 15, 1921. 

648 Dorothy E., b. Mar. 25, 1903. 

649 John L., b. June 25, 1914. 

329 Fred F. and Maud M. (Sanders) Ruble, issue: 

650 Claude R., b. June 13, 1905. 

651 John E., b. May 26, 1910, d. June 1, 1910. 

652 Beulah G., b. Sept. 9, 191 1. 

653 Francis M., b. July 15, 1913. 

654 Morris L., b. June 30, 1916. 

331 Edward and Jessie E. (Courtright) Larsen, issue: 

655 Helen W., b. Mar. 21, 1900. 

333 Maitland and Mabel C. (Courtright) Hill, issue: 

656 Forrest M., b. Apr. 4, 1909. 

657 Winifred C, b. Oct. 24, 1910. 

658 Hazel M., b. Dec. 24, 191 1. 

659 Bernard, b. Sept. 29, 1913. 

660 Beatrice, b. Sept. 29, 19 13. 

334 Winfred M. and Grace V. (Wing) Courtright, issue: 

661 Robert W., b. Dec. 29, 1909. 

662 Janice M., b. June 2^, 1914. 

663 Joye E., b. Feb. 15, 191 5. 

664 Donna C, b. Apr. 13, 1918. 

665 Edward A., b. Nov. 19, 1921. 

337 Gaylord M. and Nelle M. (Boyd) Courtright, issue: 

666 Gaylord B., b. Mar. II, 1921, d. Mar. 29, 1921. 

338 Guy B. and Georgia (Miller) Courtright, issue: 

667 Jane J., b. Apr. 16, 1919. 



88 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

339 Alexander R. and Charlotte V. (Courtright) Thomp- 
son, issue: 

668 Virginia D., b. Sept. 19, 1916. 

669 Mary Helen, b. Feb. 19, 1921. 

341 Edward J. and Harriet L. (Mackay) McMahon, issue: 

670 Helen S., b. Sept. 1, 1884, d. Oct. 31, 1908, m. John Douglas, 
Oct. 14, 1906. 

342 Harry C. and Jana (Cady) Mackay, issue: 

671 Raymond C, b. Oct. 17, 1891. 

672 Ralph S., b. Apr. 12, 1898, m. Helen N. Severance, May 24, 1922. 

347 Herbert N. and Adele M. (Dyer) Courtright, issue: 

6j7> Gerald D., b. Dec. 10, 1893. 

674 Helen A., b. Mar. 10, 1897, d. Oct. 26, 1907. 

675 Cornelius H., b. Jan. 27, 191 1. 

676 Volentine, b. Aug. 17, 1913. 

348 Allison G. and Bessie B. (Courtright) Wing, issue: 

677 Wendell C, b. Apr. 14, 1906. 

352 Ernest H. and Elizabeth (Leinnar) Courtright, issue : 

678 Eleanor V., b. Mar. 21, 1918. 

356 Roy and Edna (Courtright) Trimble, issue: 

679 Paul L., b. Oct. 24, 1920. 

368 Eugene H. and Florence B. (Yale) Courtright, issue: 

680 Laura E., b. Jan. 7, 1890. 

369 Arthur W. and M. Ella (McCarthy) Forrester, issue: 

681 Luella M., b. June 20, 1895. 

682 Edward B., b. Sept. 27, 1898, d. June 27, 1917. 

371 Fred W. and Ione (Land) Forrester, issue: 

683 Ione, b. Aug. 23, 1906. 

684 Fred W., b. Sept. 25, 1909. 

372 George E. and Rena M. (Megargel) Bruorton, issue: 

685 Rena Eliza, b. May 5, 1903. 

686 George E., b. Nov. 5, 1906, d. Mar. 4, 1907. 

687 Ethel Josephine, Jan. 13, 1908. 

688 Winifred Louise, Apr. 5, 1915. 

373 Willard C. and Matilda (Westpfahl) Megargel, issue: 

689 Harold J., b. Feb. 1, 1899. 

690 Charles E., b. June 15, 1904. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 89 

375 Alexander P. and Ethel J. (Megargel) Clark, issue: 

691 Alexander P., b. Aug. 6, 1905. 

692 Ethelbert E., b. Nov. 27, 1906, d. Feb. 1, 1907. 

377 Dr. William B. and Edith P. (Courtright) Powell, 

issue : 

693 Richard Frederick. 

379 Edwin W. and M. Rachel (Dieckle) Kem merer, issue: 

694 Donald L., b. Dec. 24, 1905. 

695 Ruth, b. Nov. 6, 1909. 

382 Roy C. and Lea (Botzen) Kem merer, issue: 

696 Lorenzo B., b. Apr. 25, 1914. 

697 Ethel L., b. Oct. 7, 191 5. 

698 Doris E., b. July 22, 1921. 

383 Arthur E. and Vivian (Gleechman) Kemmerer, issue: 

699 Dorothy I., b. Jan. 24, 191 1. 

700 Martha J., b. Dec. 16, 1916. 

385 George W. and Cora G. (Holmes) Cone, issue: 
-f70i Helen H., b. Aug. 5, 1883, d. Sept. 16, 1909, m. Logan E. Old, 

Apr. 19, 1905. 
-j-702 Pauline L., b. Dec. 29, 1885, m. Rev. Oscar E. Sams, May 8, 1906. 
-1-703 George S., b. Feb. 27, 1889, m. Elva Odessa Ludwig, Jan. 29, 

J 9i3- 

704 Mildred C, b. June 14, 1895. 

387 Raymond J. and Sadie (Martz-Mays) Cone, issue: 

705 Dorastus L., b. Sept. 6, 1902. 

706 Raymond L., b. July 12, 1909. 

707 George W., b. Aug. 6, 1912. 

388 Dorastus C. and Blanche (Setszer) Cone, issue: 

708 Alfred D., b. June 6, 1893, m - Janet Waugh, June 1, 1918. 

+ 709 Henry S., b. Nov. 30, 1894, m. Mary Anna Palmer, Apr. 8, 1917. 

389 James W. and Mary E. (Cone) Kight, issue: 

710 Martha A., b. Dec. 23, 1900. 

711 James W., b. Apr. 3, 1908. 

ELEVENTH GENERATION 

391 Charles B. and Sarah (Rogers) Hill, issue: 

712 Isabelle, b. Aug. 27, 1899. 

713 Charles B., b. Nov. 30, 1901. 

714 Helen, b. Jan. 14, 1903. 



90 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

399 Herbert H. and Pauline (Cannon) Aldricii, issue: 

715 Mason H., b. Apr. 27, 1919. 

716 Herbert C, b. Aug. 7, 1920. 

400 Harry W. and Nettie (Hurd) Crafts, issue: 

717 Norma, b. Nov. 8, 1910. 

401 Carl B. and Esther (Waldron) Hurd, issue: 

718 Carl B., Jr., b. Sept. 20, 1919. 

403 Bentley M. and Beulah (Hospelhaun) Runyan, issue 

719 John B., b. Mar. 17, 1894, d. Dec. 5, 1899. 

720 George H., b. June 24, 1896. 

405 George A. and Sadie (Runyan) Mead, issue: 

721 Mary W., b. May 10, 191 1. 

406 William B. and Ethel (Ditwiler) Runyan, issue: 

722 John D., b. Apr. 8, 1912. 

723 William B., Jr., b. June 26, 1918. 

409 Harry B. and Caroline H. (Larson) Runyan, issue: 

724 Robert M., b. Nov. 15, 1905. 

725 Evelyn R., b. Jan. 11. 1910. 

410 James C. and Mary U. (Runyan) McCullough, issue: 

726 Katharine C, b. Mar. 2, 191 1. 

727 Uel P., b. Nov. 20, 1913. 

415 Milton H. and Ethyl (John) Wentz, issue: 

728 John Milton, b. July 9, 19 14. 

418 F. M. and Hester M. (Windsor) Forbis, issue: 

729 Hubert L., b. May 1, 192 1. 

419 Amos H. and Helen G. (Windsor) Begley, issue: 

730 Ruth G., b. June 26, 1918. 

731 Etta M., b. Oct. 31, 1919. 

732 Margaret L., b. Apr. 29, 192 1. 

434 Alonzo L. and Adda Lorraine (Good) Marshall, issue: 

y2>Z Gertrude I., b. Nov. 27, 19 18. 

734 Val. A., b. May 8, 192 1. 

735 Helen L., b. May 8, 1921. 

435 Joshua L. and A. Louise (Matlack) Miner, issue: 

736 Joshua L., 3d, b. July 11, 1920. 

437 John C. and Dorothy T. (Matlack) Haddock, issue: 

737 Clare M., b. Aug. 30, 1917. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 91 

451 William N. and Josephine W. (Courtright) Brooks, 

issue : 

738 Nathaniel C, b. Jan. 9, 1908. 

739 Claruth, b. Apr. 3, 1909. 

456 Edward H. and Estelle B. (Snyder) Teall, issue: 

740 Homer S., b. Nov. 8, 1908. 

741 Sarah H., b. Dec. 27, 1909. 

742 Jessie B., b. Dec. 5, 191 1. 

457 Louis E. and Jessie F. (Snyder) Thompson, issue: 

743 Edwin S., b. July 2^, 191 1, d. Feb. 15, 1914. 

744 Thomas W., b. Oct. 20, 1913. 

459 Charles A. and Blanche F. (Breese) Sweet, issue: 

745 Murray B., b. June 7, 1917. 

746 Paul H., b. Jan. 27, 1919. 

461 Milton and Sophia (Varin) Courtright, issue: 

747 Celina M., b. Nov. 22, 1910. 

748 James M., b. Dec. 16, 1914. 

749 George V., b. June 24, 1916. 

750 Joseph W., b. Mar. 18, 1918. 

751 Homer C, b. Apr. 19, 192 1. 

463 Edward and Florine M. (Courtright) Grabow, issue : 

752 Jean C, b. Apr. 22, 1904. 

753 Mary C, b. Apr. 27, 1907. 

465 John and Lillian (Courtright) Pringle, issue: 

754 John C, b. Dec. 12, 1914. 

755 Amy Neal, b. Mar. 12, 1918. 

467 George B. and Margaret W. (Robinson) Courtright, 

issue : 

756 Marian Jane, b. Oct. 31, 1912. 

757 Fidelia E., b. Mar. 14, 1917. 

468 John and Fidelia B. (Courtright) Traub, issue: 

758 Florence A., b. Apr. 13, 1920. 

470 Martin L. and Louise C. (Nugent) Roth, issue: 

759 Marian L., b. Sept. 6, 1912. 

760 Martin L., Jr., b. June 11, 1914. 

483 J. Fred and Gertrude (Scott) Gilchrist, issue: 

761 Thomas R., b. Sept. 10, 1909. 

762 Glenn E., b. June 21, 191 1, d. Dec. 19, 1918. 

763 Ileen Isabel, b. Mar. 25, 192 1. 



( >2 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

484 Robert B. and Minnie L. (Lazarus) Richardson, issue: 
+764 John C, b. May II, 1892, m. Helen C. Gill, Sept. 29, 1917, m. 2d, 
Irene Reisenberg, Oct. 15, 192 1. 

486 Clyde C. and May (Price) Barber, issue, 

765 Marian Ida, b. Feb. 26, 19 15. 

487 Frank and Ethel (Barber) Hurd, issue: 

766 Margaret L., b. Feb. 5, 19 18. 

493 George W. and Nellie K. (Lee) Barber, issue: 

767 Pauline D., b. Feb. 25, 1914. 

768 Elizabeth R., b. Feb. 10, 1916. 

769 Harrison L., b. Mar. 27, 1918. 

770 Thomas M. b. May 10, 1921. 

495 Harry W. and Frances M. (Shearer) Stark, issue: 

771 Ethel, b. Feb. 2, 1894, d. Sept. 25, 1903. 

772 Marian L., b. Sept. 9, 1895. 

773 Frances, b. July 17, 1897, d. July 4, 1913. 

+774 Helen A., b. June 20, 1899, m. Ralph Bunnel, Nov. 18, 1920. 

775 Ruth, b. Jan. 30, 1901. 

776 Mildred, b. Oct. 10, 1904. 
"JJJ Harry, b. Aug 16, 1906. 

778 Marjory, b. Oct. 9, 1908. 

496 Evan R. and Clara E. (Stark) Williams, issue: 

779 Bernice S., b. July 15, 1895. 

-(-780 Harry E.; b. May 11, 1897, m. May Trethaway, Nov. 25, 1919. 

781 Margaret L., b. Sept. 18, 1899. 

782 Gladys I., b. Nov. 22, 1901. 

+783 Rose C, b. Apr. 28, 1903, m. Donald Heddon, May 28, 192 1. 

784 Sheldon R., b. Sept. 4, 1904. 

785 Jean M., b. Sept. 7, 1906. 

786 Milton, b. Apr. 2.^, 1908, d. May 3, 1908. 

787 Paul S., b. Feb. 2, 1914. 

788 Elizabeth C, b. Apr. 4, 1915. 

501 Benage S., Jr., and Lucille (Clemons) Josselyn, issue: 

789 Gail Clemons, b. June 11, 1916. 

503 John R. and Nellie C. (McClenthen) Hawkins, issue: 

790 Marjorie June, b. June 12, 1913. 

791 Eleanor Marie, b. Oct. 10, 1915. 

506 Herman P. and Pearl M. (Hamilton) McClenthen, 

issue : 

792 Herman P., b. July 10, 1907. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 93 

507 Morris A. and Margaret E. (O'Brien) McClenthen, 

issue : 

793 Harrison C, b. June 4, 19 10. 

794 Margaret F., b. Apr. 18, 19 12. 

508 Peter C. and Zilpha M. (McClenthen) Hanson, issue: 

795 Walter W., b. Nov. 20, 1912. 

796 Homer C, b. Nov. 29, 1913. 

516 Lester K. and Rena (Wood) Phillips, issue: 

797 Ruth I., b. Oct. 20, 1913. 

798 Esther M., b. Dec. 17, 1916. 

518 Frank S. and Marian D. (Phillips) Zeise, issue: 

799 William E., b. Feb. 20, 1914, d. Nov. 13, 1919. 

800 Frank S., Jr., b. Nov. 30, 1916. 

523 Michael and Mary Letessia (Phillips) Sahyonne, 

issue : 

801 Mary, b. Nov. 11, 1919. 

550 Philip W. and Evelyn (Holt) Lowry, issue: 

802 Philip H„ b. Feb. 20, 1918. 

803 Marion, b. Apr. 15, 1921. 

551 Donaldson R. and Emily (Clark) Lowry, issue: 

804 Charlotte C, b. Nov. 4, 19 18. 

805 Donaldson R., b. Oct. 24, 1920. 

553 Howard S. and Helen (Fleming) Hawn, issue: 

806 Ellen V., b. Nov. 10, 1921. 

554 Orra F. and Sarah (Powell) Hawn, issue: 

807 Elizabeth B., b. June 25, 1921. 

568 Stephen and Julia (Courtright) Dymond, issue: 

808 Lena Elmira, b. May 3, 191 5. 

809 John Henry, b. May 17, 1916. 

810 Hazel Alberta, b. June 26, 1918. 

573 Ernest H. and Coraleta (Arnold) Moore, issue: 

811 Virginia L., b. Mar. 10, 1921. 

574 Raymond R. and Clara (Steele) Moore, issue: 

812 Clara B., b. Sept. 12, 1920. 

575 Charles M. and Nancy G. (Moore) Slinker, issue: 

813 Charles S., b. Mar. 1, 1920, d. Mar. 23, 1920. 

814 Marian E., b. June 10, 1921. 



94 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

583 Harry W. and Laura (Lewis) Krebaum, issue: 

815 Don W., b. Feb. 9, 1918. 

585 Ernest B. and Maud R. (Swan) Lewis, issue: 

816 Ruth M., b. Dec. 14, 1912. 

817 Walter R., b. June 7, 1916. 

586 Everett A. and Ada J. (Jackson) Lewis, issue: 

818 Jean V., b. May 15, 1921. 

587 W. Claire and Henrietta C. (Usher) Lewis, issue: 

819 Doris M., b. Feb. 17, 1917. 

820 Walter G., b. Oct. 3, 1918. 

821 Ralph C, b. Jan. 27, 1920. 

588 Fred J. and B. Marie (Lewis) Bassett, issue: 

822 Dorothy G., b. Jan. 30, 1920. 

823 Donna M., b. June 30, 1921. 

593 Frank A. and Jennie C. (Hooghouse) Dickey, issue: 

824 Earl A., b. Sept. 12, 1918. 

825 Cornelius R., b. Sept. 21, 1920. 

603 Charles B. and Harriet (Berry) Stevens, issue: 

826 Helen M., b. Mar. 15, 1904. 

604 Charles W. and Helen L. (Stevens) Hurlbut, issue: 

827 John S., b. Mar. 8, 1904. 

828 Charles W., Jr., b. Mar. 17, 1907. 

607 Turvey and Catherine L. (Henwood) Breese, issue : 

829 Richard H., b. Jan. 17, 1910. 

830 John T., b. July 3, 1912. 

608 Lawrence M. and Cynthia (Magee) Connell, issue: 

831 Lawrence M., Jr., b. June 15, 1916. 

832 Mary L., b. Sept. 16, 1918. 

609 Carleton A. and Lydia (Taggart) Connell, issue: 

833 Carleton A., Jr., b. Oct. 23, 1921. 

612 Herbert L. and Geraldine M. (Pratt) Handy, issue: 

834 Jane, b. June 26, 19 15. 

835 Gretchen, b. Aug. 22, 1917. 

836 Herbert L., 3d, b. June 15, 1919. 

616 J. Le Grand and Gail H. (Hardesty) Crossley, issue: 

837 Virginia G., b. Aug. 3, 1905. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 95 

838 John D., b. July 4, 1908. 

839 Robert L., b. Dec. 23, 1909. 

618 Clinton C. and Sara B. (Rees) Crossley, issue: 

840 Rees D., b. May 24, 1920. 

620 Harry G. and Cassie E. (Phelps) McCleary, issue: 

841 Robert G., b. Mar. 9, 1910, d. Mar. 20, 1910. 

842 Margaret M., b. Feb. 10, 1913. 

621 Sidney L. and Cecelia A. (Wheeler) Dignon, issue: 

843 Francis H., b. Jan. 18, 1920. 

623 Ferdinand and Edith B. (Phillips) Ferbrache, issue: 

844 Gerald P., b. Sept. 26, 1909. 

845 Mildred M., b. July 4, 1916. 

625 Charles E. and Nina R. (Seaton) Smith, issue: 

846 Minnie P., b. July 16, 191 1. 

847 Donald C, b. Feb. 11, 1915. 

626 Alfred L. and Georgia N. (Watkins) Harding, issue: 

848 C. Louise, b. Dec. 3, 1908. 

627 James E. and Ouida B. (Courtright) Herweg, issue: 

849 Marjorie L., b. June 23, 1919. 

628 Charles S., Jr., and Marion H. (Gilbert) Courtright, 

issue : 

850 Lydia Ann, b. July 25, 1918. 

629 Oliver P. and Nina (Arnold) Goodspeed, issue: 

851 David Courtright, b. Sept. 21, 1916. 

630 Nelson A. and Hazel R. (Coddington) Sanford, issue: 

852 Catherine E., b. Aug. 16, 1913. 

853 Elizabeth M., b. Dec. 18, 191 5. 

632 Wayne W. and Clara V. (Courtright) O'Neal, issue: 

854 Wayne W., b. Nov. 27, 191 1. 

855 Clara V., b. Oct. II, 1913. 

633 William A. and Merle (Vail) Courtright, issue: 

856 Wilma J., b. Sept. 3, 1920. 

636 Harvey F. and Grace E. (Hopkins) Brown, issue: 

857 William H., b. Apr. 28, 1912. 



96 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

637 Harry V. and Laura L. (Logan) Weeks, issue: 

858 John L., b. Dec. II, 1916. 

859 Helen B., b. Dec. II, 1920. 

638 George and Blanche (Riordan) Sleezer, issue: 

860 Lorna M., b. Oct II, 1916. 

861 Shirley V., b. Mar. 27, 1918. 

701 Logan E. and Helen H. (Cone) Old, issue: 

862 Logan E., Jr., b. Feb. 2, 1906. 

863 George Y., b. July 21, 1909, d. Sept. 18, 1909. 

702 Rev. Oscar E. and Pauline L. (Cone) Sams, issue: 

864 Oscar E., Jr., b. Dec. 18, 1907. 

865 Conway C, b. Dec. 8, 1914. 

703 George S. and Elva Odessa (Ludwig) Cone, issue: 

866 Phoebe L., b. Nov. 12, 1913. 

867 George S., Jr., b. July 7, 191 5. 

868 Helen H., b. Sept. 26, 1917. 

709 Henry S. and Mary A. (Palmer) Cone, issue: 

869 Nellie Monroe, b. July 2, 1918. 

870 Maryanne, b. Aug. I, 1920. 

TWELFTH GENERATION 

764 John and Helen C. (Gill) Richardson, issue: 

871 Mary Helen, b. July 25, 1918. 

774 Ralph and Helen A. (Stark) Bunnel, issue: 

872 Jean Marie, b. Sept. 25, 192 1. 

780 Harry E. and May (Trethaway) Williams, issue 

873 Marion Elizabeth, b. Aug. 13, 192 1. 

783 Donald and Rose (Williams) Heddon, issue: 

874 Donald Jack, b. Dec. 10, 1921. 



DESCENDANTS OF JOHANNES CORTRIGHT 

(See pages 39 and 50) 

Johannes Cortright, son of Cornelis Hendricksen and Christina 
(Roosekrans) Cortright, was born at Marbletown, Ulster County, N. Y., 
bap. at Kingston, Aug. 15, 1714, and m. Margriet Dennemarken, Jan. 24, 
1735. He removed to the Minisink, first settling in the "lower neighbor- 
hood" of this district, located in Sussex County, N. J., where in 1731 
Johannes Westbrook deeded to him and others, a tract of land for a bury- 
ing ground and school, the first record of him there. 

His brother, Hendrick, also lived there at the time, and both were 
pioneer settlers in this new country, with other Hollanders who emigrated 
from Kingston, Marbletown, Hurley, Rochester and other places in Ulster 
County early in the eighteenth century. 

With his family, he removed to Northampton County (now Monroe), 
Pa. about 1744, across the Delaware River, where he purchased a farm, 
located in Lower Smithfield Township, his future home. 

In 1772, he was assessed there a proprietary tax of four pounds, 
his son John, Jr., twelve shillings, Christopher, one pound, six shillings 
and eight pence, and Elisha the same amount. 

Johannes and Margaret (Dennemarken) Courtright had issue: 

John, bap. Nov. 1, 1738, m. Maria Van Vliet. 

Christopher, bap. June 17, 1740, m. Martha Miller. 

Samuel, bap. July 5, 1742. 
-f-Elisha, bap. Jan. 13, 1745, m. Alida (or Huldah) Dingman. 

Abraham Van Kampen, bap. Oct. 2, 1748, m. Effie Drake. 

Elizabeth, bap. Sept. 3, 175 1, m. John Schoonover. 

Christina, bap. June 9, 1754. 

Elisha Cortright, m. Alida (or Huldah) Dingman prior to 1768, 
removed to the Wyoming Valley about 1774, first settling at Hanover, 
but later went to Salem, Luzerne County, where he was a farmer. 

He survived the battle of Wyoming, July 3, 1778, but his brothers 
John and Christopher were both killed, their names inscribed on the mon- 
ument at Wyoming with the other patriots who were killed. Elisha d. 
in 1821, was buried in Beach Grove Cemetery, having had: 

Cornelia, b. Oct. 20, 1768, m. Emanuel Hoover. 
-f- Abraham, b. 1769, m. Sarah Bouchter. 

Eva, b. Mar. 4, 1774, m. Aaron Writer, 
-flsaac, b. 1776, m. Mary Dodson. 
-j- Andrew, b. 1780, m. Matilda Bowman. 



98 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

Margaret, m. James Santee. 
Ellen, m. Joseph Rhodes. 

Abram and Sarah (Bouchter) Cortright, issue: 
-f-Elisha, b. 1795, m. Sarah Klinetop. 
-(-John B., b. 1796, m. Nancy Santee, m. 2d, Eliza Pollock. 

Margaret, b. 1800, m. Solomon Parker. 

Ellen, b. 1806, m. Martin Line, m. 2d, Gerard Harrison. 
-f-Isaac. b. 1808, m. Mary Pollock. 
-(-Joseph, b. 1810, m. Lydia Klinetop. 

Isaac and Mary (Dodson) Cortright, issue: 
-f Elisha, b. 1803, m. Martha Cole. 

Mabel, b. 1805, m. John Ramsay. 

Nancy, b. 1808, m. Barton Mott. 

Thomas D., b. 1810, m. Lydia Bidlack. 

Huldah, b: 1813. 
-(-Nathan D., b. 181 5, m. Margaretta L. Harlan, Feb. 6, 1845. 
-(-Abraham, b. 1817, m. Elizabeth Lerch, Nov. 6, 1844. 

Andrew and Matilda (Bowman) Cortright, issue: 

Fletcher. 
Parmelia. 
Dingman. 
Christian. 
Susanna. 
Ashbel Morris. 
-(-Jesse D., b. 1819, m. Mary Cortright, m. 2d, Martha Turner. 

Elisha and Sarah (Klinetop) Cortright, issue: 
John, Abram, Christopher, Jacob, Margaret, Lydia, Washington, 
Anna, Erastus and Ellen. 

John B. and Nancy (Santee) Cortright, issue: 

James. 

Abram, b. 1829, m. Lucinda Fortner. 

Rachel, b. 1832, m. Tobias L. Gardner. 

John B. and Eliza (Pollock) Cortright, issue: 

Nancy Jane. 

Sylvester T., m. Margaret Edwards. 

Isaac and Mary (Pollock) Cortright, issue: 
-(-Elisha D., b. Jan. 3, 1834, m. Margaret Potter, July 4, 1861. 

William P., b. Oct. 21, 1835. 
-(-John W., b. Oct. 13, 1837, m. Mary A. Seitz, Sept. 15, 1861. 
-(-Joseph R., b. Mar. 19, 1841, m. Elizabeth Burkett, Oct. 12, 1870. 

Richard P., b. Aug. 31, 1843, m. Annetta Simonson, Nov. 22, 1876. 

Thomas C, b. May 6, 1846. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 99 

Margaret E., b. May 5, 1849, m. John Moore. 
-(-Nathan A., b. Sept. 27, 1852, m. Caroline Burkett, Dec. 9, 1873. 
-(-Frank S., b. Sept. 29, 1854, m. Harriet Trowbridge. 

Joseph and Lydia (Klinetop) Cortright, issue: 
Richard. 

Elisha and Martha (Cole) Cortright, issue: 
Elias and Huldah. 

Nathan D. and Margaretta (Harlan) Cortright, issue: 
-f-Harlan W., b. 1845, m. Eliza Le Fevre. 
-j-Nathan D., b. 1847, m. Margaret S. Kennedy, 1875. 

Gertrude M., b. 1849, m - Simon B. Cunningham. 

Samuel M., b. 1852, d. 1896. 
-(-William A., b. 1855, m. Jennie Rawlins, 1883. 

Emma L., b. 1857, m. Edwin F. Keene. 

Abram D. and Elizabeth (Lerch) Cortright, issue: 
-(-Milton L., b. Sept. 14, 1846, m. Mary E. Supplee, Dec. 7, 1871. 
Mary, b. Mar. 29, 1848, m. Townsend G. Fulmer, 1879. 
Arseneth, b. Aug. 14, 1850, m. Eugene D. Boyer, Feb. 1, 1877. 
Clara, b. Sept. 25, 1853, m - Morris K. Schweitzer, Aug. 22, 1882. 

Jesse D. and Martha (Turner) Cortright, issue: 

Miner. 
Burton. 
Alice. 
Elizabeth. 
-(-Bowman, m. Laura Kingsbury. 

Elisha D. and Margaret (Potter) Cortright, issue: 
-(-Joseph D., b. Nov. 17, 1863, m. Nora Mufley. 
-(-Thomas C, b. Sept. 22, 1869, m. Nellie M. Leavenz. 

Samuel, b. Oct. 16, 1871. 

Nathan D., b. Sept. 4, 1875. 

Isaac, b. May 1, 1878. 

John M., b. Sept. 19, 1879. 

Sarah H., b. May 3, 1882. 

John W. and Mary A. (Seitz) Cortright, issue: 
Theresa I., b. June 10, 1862, m. William Lough. 
-f Isaac H., b. June 5, 1867, m. Ada Flint. 
May, b. Mar. 26, 1869, m. W. Q. Edson. 
William E., b. Aug. 27, 1872. 
Anna V., b. Jan. 4, 1874, m. R. W. Perkins. 
Flora G., b. Oct. 7, 1875, m. R. W. Dennis. 
Laura. 
Wilson G., b. June 29, 1877. 



100 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

Joseph R. and Elizabeth (Burkett) Cortright, issue: 
Mollie J., b. Aug. 6, 187 1. Maud B., b. Aug. 19, 1879. 

Fannie F., b. Oct. 3, 1873. Josephine B., b. Jan. 27, 1882. 

Grace K., b. Mar. 7, 1877. Luther. 

Nathan A. and Catharine (Burkett) Cortright, issue: 
+J. Wilbur, b. Feb. 28, 1876, m. Mary Smith. 
Charles N., b. Jan. 1, 1878. Clyde C, b. Feb. 1, 1885. 

Shelby M., b. Apr. 5, 1880. Cecil J., b. Aug. 27, 1888. 

Nellie B., b. Jan. 25, 1883. 

Frank S. and Harriet (Trowbridge) Cortright, issue : 
Harlan and Ethel. 

Harlan W. and Eliza (Le Fevre) Cortright, issue: 
Mabel L., b. Dec. 24, 1876. John H., b. Dec. 24, 1886. 

William L,, b. Dec. 3, 1879. Abbie H., b. Feb. 26, 1889. 

Nathan D. and Margaret S. (Kennedy) Cortright, issue: 
Charles, b. 1878. Edgar, b. 1884. 

Frank, b. 1880. Donald, b. 1889. 

Henry L., b. 1882. Margaret, b. 1895. 

William A. and Jennie (Rawlins) Cortright, issue: 
Nannie R., b. May 9, 1885. William A., b. Apr. 12, 1893. 

Edwin K., b. Jan. 18, 1887. James, b. Mar. 11, 1896. 

Nathan D., b. Jan. 1, 1890. Frances W., b. Oct. 17, 1898. 

Milton L. and Mary (Supplee) Cortright, issue: 
Grace P., b. Sept. 11, 1872. Florence T., b. Dec. 10, 1881. 

Robert M., b. Dec. 29, 1877. 

Bowman and Laura (Kingsbury) Cortright, issue: 
Lawrence. 

Isaac H. and Ada (Flint) Cortright, issue: 
Emma. 

J. Wilbur and Mary (Smith) Cortright, issue: 
Vernon S. 

Joseph D. and Nora (Mufley) Cortright, issue: 
Archie and Carl I. 

Thomas and Nellie (Leavenz) Cortright, issue: 
Blanche M. 



ALLILD FAMILIES 



THE KENNEDY, VAN VLIET, SWARTWOUT AND ALLIED 

FAMILIES. 

John Kennedy, born April 24, 1739, who came from Bangor, 
County Down, Ireland, prior to 1762, and settled near Kingston, Ulster 
County, New York, is the first of this family of whom there is knowl- 
edge. 

He was of the Scotch Presbyterian faith, and lived near the Kennedy 
family of Cultra, Ireland, and is supposed to be related to it. 

Family tradition assures us that John Kennedy, a tailor by trade, 
was a man of ability, clear headed and kind hearted. 

Soon after coming to America, he enlisted April 6, 1762, as a soldier 
of the New York Provincial troops, under Capt. James Clinton, the 
muster roll stating his age twenty-three years, born in Ireland, a "taylor" 
by trade, stature, five feet, six inches. 

He also was on the muster roll of troops raised to guard the western 
frontiers of Ulster and Orange Counties, enlisting Nov. 24, 1763, and on 
a list of Officers in Florida and Warwick, Orange Co., in Capt. Nathaniel 
Elmer's Company, and was appointed second Lieut., his name being writ- 
ten John Cannadee. 

During the Revolution, he served as a private in the 4th Regiment, 
Orange County, N. Y., Militia, at that time, a resident there ; on Sept. 24, 
1 781, he enlisted in the Company commanded by Anthony Crotser, and 
was in actual service on the frontiers of Northampton County, Pa., and 
also was a soldier of the first class in the 3d Company, 4th Battalion, 
Northampton County Militia, May 14, 1781, and on Sept. 24, same 
year, enlisted in Capt. Lerk's Company of Militia, in the service of the 
frontier under Lieut. Christian Shouse. 

He afterward removed to the Wyoming Valley, settling at Plains, 
where he bought a farm, on which he lived until his death, Aug. 20, 1809. 

About 1764, he m. Maria Van Vliet, of Orange County, and had 
issue : 

Catharine, b. July 22, 1766, m. Cornelius Cortright, Oct. 1, 1786. 

James, bap. Sept. 29, 1768, m. Sarah Abbott. 

John, m. Nancy Armstrong. 

Elizabeth, b. Apr. 12, 1773, m. James Stark, Nov. 3, 1791. 

Thomas, bap. June 22, 1783, m. Elizabeth Schofield, 1801. 



102 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

Adriaen Gerritsen Van Vliet, a farmer, came from Utrecht, 
in Holland, in the ship "Faith," May 24, 1662, with wife and five 
children, aged 13, 12, 11, 8 and 7. His wife was Agatha Jans Spruyt, of 
an old family of Kriekenbeck and Opstal, in the province of Utrecht. 

He is first named at Kingston, as a witness June 5, 1663, and took 
the oath of allegiance in 1669. His name, Van Vliet, means in Dutch, 
"of the stream, or channel," and written in early church records, Van 
Vlied. He spent his life in Kingston, after his arrival, having had the 
following children, all born in Holland : 

Machtel, m. Barent Van Borsom, m. 2d, Jan Jacob Stol, in 1684. 
Geertje, m. Gysbert Crom, before 1677. 
Gerrit, m. Pieternelle Swart, before 1681. 
-(-Jan, m. Judith Hussey, Oct. 4, 1684. 

Dirck, m. Anna Andriessen, Apr. 23, 1685. 

Jan Van Vliet was born in the "Stigt van Utrecht," came with 
his parents in 1662, and lived at Kingston. His wife was the daughter 
of Frederick and Margaret Hussey, and was bap. at Kingston, Oct. 9, 
1667. 

Frederick Hussey was an English soldier, one of twenty-five sent 
by Gov. Nichols to Kingston to protect the settlers there, soon after the 
Indian massacre in 1663 ; he was granted land at Kingston in 1668, and 
at Marbletown in 1669, where he afterward resided. His name was 
written in the Kingston church records variously as Hussei, Hossey, 
Horsjes, etc. 

Jan and Judith (Hussey) Van Vliet had issue: 

Achie, bap. Jan. 31, 1686, m. Joost Hoornbeek, Oct. 28, 1707. 
Frederick, m. Mary Biggs, Nov. 22, 1718. 
Margrietje, m. Gerrit Konstapel, before 1721. 
-(-Jan, bap. Nov. 16, 1694, m. Jesyntjen Swartwout, Mar. 11, 1725. 
Ari, bap. Jan. 31, 1697, m. Lena Roosekrans, before 1734. 
Willem, bap. June 4, 1699, m. Sara Van Keuren, Nov. 10, 1726. 
Debora, bap. Oct. 12, 1701, m. Petrus Louw, before 1737. 
Geertje, bap. Sept. 3, 1704, m. Christoffel Van Bommel, June 21, 1725. 
Anna, bap. June 24, 171 1, m. Johannes Keter, before 1731. 

Jan Van Vliet, m. at Kingston, Mar. 11, 1725, Jesyntjen Swart- 
wout ; he was born in Marbletown, which he left about 1725 with his 
family, being one of the earliest settlers in the Minisink (Peenpack 
patent), in Orange County, New York, where he was a farmer, an 
elder in the Dutch church at Machackemeck (Deerpark), and a prominent 
and respected man. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 103 

After the death of his first wife, he m. 2d, Leya Decker,, widow of 
John Williams, May 19, 1757. By his wife, Jesyntjen Swartwout, issue: 

Samuel, bap. May 8, 1726, m. Tjatje Cole, Nov. 26, 1752. 
Benjamin, bap. Jan. 28, 1728, m. Johanna Westfal Apr. 16, 1757, 

m. 2d, Grietje Decker, Jan. 2, 1763. 
Elizabeth, bap. about 1730, m. Daniel Gonsales, July 10, 1750. 
Daniel, bap. Feb. 4, 1733, m. Sara Cuddeback, Dec. 8, 1752. 
Jacobus, bap. Oct. 30, 1739, m. Margaret Palmetier. 
-f- Maria, bap. Apr. 14, 1743, m. John Kennedy, before 1766. 

Catharina, bap. Apr. 23, 1747, m. Benjamin Cuddeback, about 1767. 

By his second wife, Leya Decker, he had issue : 

Jesyntje, bap. Jan. 28, 1759, m. Jacobus Cuddeback, before 1781. 

Owing to differences as to Coetus and Conferentie, (i. e. church 
jurisdiction), Maria was baptized again, June 21, 1747, the same sponsors, 
Jacob Westbroek and Maria Westbroek, serving, and probably she was 
named for the latter. 

Thomas Swartwout was a native of Groningen, Holland, where 
he m. June 3, 163 1, Hendrickje Barents, his second wife, with whom he 
came at an early date, and after several years residenced elsewhere, he 
finally settled in Albany. His son, 

Roelof Swartwout, was baptized in the Oude-kerk, Amsterdam, 
Holland, June 1, 1634, came to New Amsterdam in 1655, and settled at 
Ft. Orange. He returned to Holland in 1660, and returning, brought 
with him an appointment from the Directors of the Dutch West India 
Company, dated April 15, 1660, as Schout (sheriff or magistrate) at 
Wiltwyck, (Kingston), and on the establishment of the Court there, 
he was appointed the first Schout, May 23, 1661, by Gov. Stuyvesant, 
with authority to act as Judge and decide cases, where for several years 
he acted as such, and later, was appointed Justice and collector of the 
Grand Excise, and died May, 171 5. 

He married at Ft. Orange, (Albany) Aug. 13, 1657, Eva Alberts, 
Bratt (Bradt) widow of Anthony de Hooges, and had issue: 

Hendrickje, b. about 1658, m. Huibert Lambertsen Brink, Mar. 18, 
1679. 

Thomas, b. about 1660, m. Lysbet Gardenier, about 1682. 

Antoni, bap. May 11, 1664, m. Jannetje Jacobus, Apr. 30, 1693. 

Cornelia, bap. Mar. 13, 1667, m. Hendrick Claes Schoonmaker, before 
1689. 

Rachel, bap. Apr. 10, 1669, m. Jacob Kip, before 1695. 

Eva, m. Jacob Dingemans, Oct. 9, 1698. 

Bernardus, bap. Apr. 26, 1673, m. Rachel Schepmoes, May 19, 1700. 



104 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

In his will dated March 30, 1714, he gives Thomas twenty-five 
pounds, his right as being his first born son, his children Hendrickje, 
Rachel, and Eva each sixty-five pounds, the same to the children of 
Anthony and Cornelia, deceased, and his entire estate in Ulster County 
to his sons, Thomas and Bernardus, upon certain conditions. 

Thomas Swartwout, of Kingston, was probably born there about 
1660, and being the eldest son, named after his paternal grandfather. 

On Oct. 14, 1697, a patent for about 1200 acres of land, located at 
Peenpack, Orange County, New York, in the Minisink, was granted to 
him, his brothers, Antoni and Bernardus, Jan Tysen, Peter Guimar, 
David Jamison and Jacob Cobebec, but he does not appear to have ever 
settled there. 

He m. Lysbet Gardenier about 1682, and had issue : 

Jacobus, bap. Apr. 17, 1692, m. Gieletjen Nieukerk, Oct. 5, 1714. 
Eva, bap. Nov. 16, 1694, m. Frederick Schoonmaker, Feb. 6, 1717. 

Rudolphus, bap. Mar. 28, 1697, m. Sarah . 

Jesyntjen bap. Aug. 13, 1699, m. Jan Van Vliet, Mar. 11, 1725. 
Samuel, bap. Jan. 22, 1702, m. Elizabeth Guimar. 
Also Roelof, Josyna and Roulof, who died young. 

Albert Andries Bratt, "Noorman," and wife, Annetje Barents 
Van Rotmers, were from Frederickstad, Norway, who sailed from Am- 
sterdam, Holland, Sept. 25, 1636, in the "Arms of Rensselaerswyck," be- 
ing a young couple, as it appears from Killian Van Rensselaer's journal of 
his administration as patroon. 

Their ship spent about a week at Ilfracombe, England, on the Bristol 
Channel, arrived at New York in March, and finally at Albany (Bever- 
swyck) on April 7th, 1637. 

He died June 7th, 1686, and the chronicler (Swartwout) who rec- 
orded his death, took pains to state he was "one of the earliest dwellers 
in the Colony of Rensselaerswyck." 

His wife, Annetje Barents Van Rotmers, died in 1662, and on July 
10th, 1663, her children gave Storm, Albertsen, her eldest son, power of 
attorney to collect property inherited from Pieter Jacobson Van Ryns- 
burgh, husband of their maternal grandmother, Geesje Barents, who came 
as early as 1642. 

Albert Andries and Annetje Barents (Van Rotmers) Bratt had 
several children, among whom, Eva Alberts Bratt, who m. 1st Anthony 
de Hooges, and m. 2d, Roelof Swartwout, Aug. 13, 1657. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 105 

Jacob Jansen Gardenier (alias Flodder), a carpenter, and wife 
Josyna, (her name unrecovered) were in Beverswyck as early as 1638. 

In 1656 he owned the north side of Wall Street, from William to 
Pearl Street, which he divided and sold. He early bought land in Kinder- 
hook, together with the Goyer's Kill opposite Apje's Island, or Shotack. 

Josyna died in Feb., 1669, and he m. 2d, Barentje Stratsman, having 
had several children by his first wife, among whom, Lysbet, who m. 
Thomas Swartwout, about 1682. 



THE BAILEY, GORE, PARK AND ALLIED FAMILIES. 

John Bailey, who m. Lydia, daughter of Thomas Smith, of Had- 
dam, Conn., was a viewer of chimneys and ladders at Hartford, Conn., 
in 1648, constable in March, 1656, and made freeman in May, 1657. 

He removed to Haddam about 1662, as one of the 28 original pur- 
chasers. His will was dated June 17, 1696, and the inventory taken Aug. 
29, 1697, amounted to 186 pounds, 10 shillings, 6 pence. He lived at 
Higganum, in the northern part of Haddam. His son, 

John Bailey, of Haddam, m. Elizabeth Bate, daughter of John and 
Elizabeth (Beckwith) Bate, and died Jan. 15, 1718. His son, 

John Bailey, of Haddam, born Oct. 1688, m. Esther , Jan. 14, 

171 1, leaving a son, 

Jeremiah Bailey, born Aug. 14, 1718, m. , who had a son, 

Jeremiah Bailey, born about 1740, at Preston, Conn., married in 
1763, Hannah Parks, a school teacher, the parents of 

Benjamin Bailey, born Nov. 7, 1768, at Norwich, Conn., m. Lydia, 
daughter of Lieut. Daniel and Mary (Parks) Gore, Nov. 27, 1794; he 
made a study of music, and was engaged in teaching same for some time. 

He removed to the Wyoming Valley, buying land at Plains Township, 
where he engaged in farming, also operating a tannery, and raised a 
large family of children. His name appears on the muster roll of West- 
moreland Militia, belonging to the 24th Regiment, having served two 
months and five days prior to Oct. 1st, 1778, from June 28th 1778. He 
died at Abington, Luzerne County, Pa., May 2, 1858, leaving issue: 

Sidney, b. Nov. 22, 1795, m. Laura Shaw. 

Benjamin F., b. Oct. 14, 1797, m. Catharine Stark, May 20, 1821. 

Benajah P., b. Nov. 26, 1799, m. Parma Parsons, Jan. 4, 1821, m. 2d, 
Martha Pierce. 

Caroline, b. Feb. 10, 1802, m. Jeremiah Smith, May 18, 1819. 



106 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

Hannah, b. Oct. 8, 1803, m. Samuel Wilcox. 

Harriet, b. Dec. 2, 1805, m. Cornelius L. Courtright, July 10, 1827. 

Avery W., b. July 7, 1808, m. Lydia Atwood. 

Milton, b. Feb. 13, 1812, m. Loduskia Lane, m. 2d, Fanny Andrus. 

Daniel G., b. Apr. 22, 181 5, m. Maria Stott. 

John Gore, the pioneer ancestor of the family, and first of the name 
to emigrate to New England, came from Waltham Abbey, Sussex, Eng- 
land, where he was born, and died in Roxbury, Mass., June 2, 1657. 

He came to Roxbury, with his wife Rhoda, on April 18, 1637, and 
was one of the few men designated as "mister." He is mentioned in a 
list of land owners of the year 1643, as owning 143 acres. When he 
landed at Boston and passed on Boston Neck to Roxbury, "Mrs. Gore 
was carried by two men, as the ground was wet and swampy. Arriving 
at Roxbury, the men stopped with their fair burden on a small hill, when 
Mrs. Gore, who was much fatigued, exclaimed, this is Paradise, and 
thereafter, the spot was named Paradise Hill." 

John Gore was a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery 
Company, 1638, clerk of the Company, 1655, and for many years served 
as town clerk, the records of Roxbury, now in the city hall, Boston, be- 
ing in his handwriting, and in that of his son, who succeeded him. 

In the church, "Mr. Gore's pew was located by the pulpit stairs;" 
his homestead was situated on the west side of Tremont Street, just be- 
yond the Providence railroad crossing, extending to Parker's Street, 
and the old house was torn down in 1876. 

Upon his death, his estate inventoried 812 pounds; by his wife 
Rhoda, he had eleven children, among them, 

Samuel, born 1652, a carpenter by trade, who served as selectman 
for several years, and died July 4, 1692. He m. Aug. 28, 1672, Elizabeth, 
daughter of John and Margaret (Bowen) Weld, son of Capt. Joseph 
Weld, of Roxbury. 

He was Lieutenant in the Military Company of Roxbury in 1689, 
which took part in the revolution that overthrew the government of Sir 
Edmund Andros ; was one of the original twelve proprietors of the Mash- 
amoquet Purchase, afterward Pomfret, Windham County, Conn., granted 
them in October, 1687. He had several children, among them, 

Samuel Gore, born in Roxbury, Oct. 20, 1681. He m. Hannah, a 
daughter of Moses and Hannah (Chandler) Draper, and granddaughter 
of James and Miriam (Stansfield) Draper, also of John and Elizabeth 
(Douglas) Chandler, in 1703, and died May 27, 1756, his wife, July XX, 
1741. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 107 

Early in the 18th century, subsequently to 1704, with his family, he 
removed from Roxbury to Norwich, Conn., where he continued to reside 
until his death. In May, 1721, he was commissioned Captain of the 5th 
Company, Connecticut Militia, located in Norwich. 

Capt. Samuel and Hannah (Draper) Gore had nine children, the 
sixth, 

Obadiah Gore, born at Norwich, July 26, 17 14, learned the trade 
of a blacksmith, and settled in his native town. He m. Hannah, daughter 
of Thomas and Hannah (Witter) Park, Nov. 4, 1742, who was second in 
descent from Thomas and Mary (Allyn) Park, and Josiah and Sarah 
(Crandall) Witter; third from Thomas and Dorothy (Thompson) Park, 
Robert Allyn, William Witter, and Rev. John and Hannah Crandall; 
fourth from John Thompson, and Robert Park. 

In May, 1761, Obadiah Gore was commissioned Ensign of the 8th 
Company, of the 3d Regiment, Connecticut Militia ; May 1762, promoted 
Lieutenant of the same Company, and in May, 1766, was commissioned 
Captain of the same. 

He and his father early became members of the Susquehannah Com- 
pany and as owners of one share each, their names appear as grantees in 
the Indian deed of July 11, 1754. 

He was a member of the Committee of Settlers at Wyoming in June, 
1770, so about this time he first came to the Wyoming Valley, as his 
name frequently appears, and it is evident that up to the time of his 
death, he was active and prominent in Wyoming affairs. 

In May, 1777, and again in May, 1778, he was commissioned by Gov. 
Jonathan Trumbull, one of the Justices of the Peace for the County of 
Westmoreland, for the year ensuing. 

He resided in Kingston, and in the tax lists for 1776, he was rated 
at 68 pounds, 18 shillings, for that district. When the battle of Wyoming 
was fought, Capt. Gore was one of the small company of old men who 
remained in Forty Fort for its defense, and five of his sons, and two 
sons-in-law marched out with the patriots to meet the invading British 
and Indians, and of these seven, five fell on the field of battle. 

He died of small pox, Jan. 10, 1779, and his wife died at Sheshequin, 
Pa., Aug. 14, 1804, in her 84th year. Their issue: 

Obadiah, b. Apr. 7, 1744, m. Mar. 22, 1764, Anna Avery. He was a 
very prominent man, serving as Judge, Lieut, in the Revolution, 
a member of the Legislature, etc. ; d. Mar. 22, 1821. 

Daniel, b. Mar. 13, 1746, mentioned hereafter. 



108 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

Silas, b. Dec. 23, 1747, killed by Indians, July 3, 1778; m. Kessiah 

Yarrington, 1770. 
Asa, b. Feb. 28, 1750, killed in battle of Wyoming, July 3, 1778; m. 

Elizabeth Avery, 1777. 
Hannah, b. May 28, 1752; m. Timothy Pierce, 1772, who was killed 

in the battle, and m. 2d, Thomas Duane. 
Lucy, b. May 26, 1754, d. Sept. 30, 1820; m. John Murphy, killed in 

the battle, July 3, 1778. 
Sarah, b. Nov. 23, 1756; d. May 1841 ; m. Lieut. Lawrence Myers, 

Jan. 2, 1782; m. 2d, Benjamin Bidlack, Apr. 15, 181 1. 
George, b. Sept. 1, 1759, killed in battle of Wyoming, July 3, 1778. 
Samuel, b. May 24, 1761, d. May 2, 1834; m. Sarah Brokaw, 1785. 
John, b. Feb. 25, 1764, d. Aug. 4, 1837; m. Elizabeth Ross, 1793. 

Daniel Gore, second son of Capt. Obadiah and Hannah (Park) 
Gore, was born at Norwich, Conn., Mar. 13, 1746, and died at Plains, 
Luzerne County, Pa., Sept. 3, 1809. 

He married Mary, daughter of Adam and Lydia (Tracy) Park, born 
Aug. 2, 1737, the date of his marriage not being recorded. 

In his 17th year (1763), he came to Wyoming with the original set- 
tlers, and returning to Norwich, learned the trade of a blacksmith, and 
came again to Wyoming in the spring of 1769. 

He assisted in the erection of Fort Durkee, and was one of its in- 
mates when, in Nov., 1769, it was surrendered to the Pennamites, and 
the Yankees were required to depart from the Valley. 

He returned to Wyoming in 1770, and at the original allotment of 
lands in the town-plot of Wilkes-Barre, drew lot number 20. 

When, in January, 1771, Fort Durkee was captured a second time by 
the Pennamites, Daniel Gore was one of the Yankees who were taken 
prisoners, and sent to Philadelphia, where they were confined for several 
months. Returning to his home in Connecticut, June, 1771, he immediate- 
ly marched for Wyoming with his brothers, Obadiah, Silas, and Asa, in 
the Company of Yankees commanded by Capt. Butler, to besiege the 
Pennamites. 

When in 1772, the final distribution of lands in Wilkes-Barre was 
made, he drew, among other lots, Meadow lot No. 38, and subsequently 
acquired the adjoining lot, No. 37. These lots contained about sixty-six 
acres, and lay along the Susquehanna River, on Jacobs Plains, in what 
is now Plains Township, nearly opposite the site of Forty Fort. 

Here, subsequently, he established his home and lived — except when 
driven away by the Pennamites and Indians — until his death. 

Miner (in his History of Wyoming) has recorded the following con- 
cerning the part he took in the battle of Wyoming : "Lieut. Daniel Gore 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 109 

was near the right wing, and stood a few rods below Wintermoot's Fort, 
close to the old road that led up through the valley. Stepping into the 
road, a ball struck him in the arm, and tearing it from his shirt, he ap- 
plied a hasty bandage. Just at that moment Capt. (Robert) Durkee 
stepped into the road at the same place. 'Look out,' cried Lieut. Gore. 

At that instant a bullet struck Capt. Durkee in the thigh. When retreat 
became inevitable, Lieut. Gore endeavored to assist Capt. Durkee from 
the field, but found it impossible, and Capt. Durkee said, 'Save yourself, 
Mr. Gore — my fate is sealed.' Lieut. Gore then escaped down the road 
and leaping a fence about a mile below, lay under a bunch of bushes, and 
after dark, found his way to the Fort." Escaping from the Valley with 
other fugitives, he returned to Wilkes-Barre, in August, 1778, and tak- 
ing command of a small remnant of the Militia company, formed a part 
of the force at Wyoming, under the command of Col. Zebulon Butler. 

He had been commissioned by Governor Trumbull, October, 1775, 
Lieutenant of the 6th Company, 24th Regiment, Connecticut Militia, which 
took part in the battle of Wyoming. He continued in the Military service 
at Wilkes-Barre as Lieutenant until the Sullivan expedition set out for 
New York, when he accompanied it, returning home with it in October, 
1779. 

In November, 1787, he was elected Captain of the Upper Wilkes- 
Barre Company, in the Battalion of Luzerne County Militia, commanded 
by Lieut. Col. Matthias Hollenback. 

He died at his home at Plains, Sept. 3, 1809, and his wife died Apr. 
II, 1806; their remains lie in the little graveyard near Port Bowkley, now 
surrounded by culm piles. 

Daniel Gore and his brother, Obadiah, who were blacksmiths, were 
the first to use Anthracite coal, then called black rock, which they did 
in their forges when they came to Wyoming in 1769, finding by experi- 
ment that when ignited, and fanned by an air blast, it gave greater satis- 
faction than heating iron by the use of wood, formerly the custom. 

To Judge Jesse Fell, however, must be given the credit for first using 
coal as a fuel for heating in grates, as he and his nephew, Edward Fell, 
made an open grate, and set it in the fire place of his home, Feb. 11, 1808. 
He invited several of the neighbors to witness the test, but only two came, 
for fear of being hoaxed. 

He made this entry on the flyleaf of his "Treatise on Masonry," Feb. 
II, of Masonry, 5808; Made the "Experment" of burning the common 
coal of this valley in a grate, in a common fire-place in my house, and find 



110 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

it will answer the purpose of furl, making a cleaner and better fire at less 
expense, than burning wood In the common was. 

I. iciil. Daniel and Mary (Park) Core had issue : 

Lydia, l». Maj 7, 1768, m. Benjamin Bailey, Nov. 27, 1794. 

Theresa, l>. Feb, 1 1. 1771, d. May 5, [854, m. 1st, .Aaron Clark, m. 2d, 

Samuel Carey. 
Rachel, b. Mar. 23, [773, m. Henry Cortright, about 1798. 

Polly, m. Silas Smith. 

Daniel, b, fan, 29, 1777, d. Dee. 22, i8^<), in. Clarinda C apron, Dec. 

28, [800. 
(iconic, b. 1781, d. May, [856, m. Mary Lamed, m. 2d, Susanna 

( a rev. 

Robert Pare (oh Parke), born in Preston, England, 1580, a man of 

means, sailed with his family from (owes, Isle of Wight, on the ship 

"Arabella," and landed in Boston, Mar. j<). \(\\o. He was of Cambridge, 
[635, Wethersfield, [635 to i(>|<>. and Deputy to the General Court, 1641 
to 1042; removed to New London, Conn., in i<>|<) where he lived six 
years, his barn being the first place of worship there. He finally settled 
at Mystic, in Stonitlgton, and was selectman in 1658; he served in the 
early Colonial wars, and in. 1st, in Kngland, Martha Chaplin, and 2d, Mav 
30, K>.|.|. Mrs. Alice Thompson, widow of John Thompson, His will was 
dated May i|, [660, and he died I'Vh. 4, [604, leaving children by his first 
wife, William, Thomas and Samuel. 

THOMAS PARK, bom Preston, Lancashire. Kngland, came in 1(130, 
was of Wethersfield in K» v yO, where he married Dorothy, dan. of John 
and Alice Thompson. About 1050, be removed to New London, becom- 
ing Deacon in the church, and in [68l, collector of taxes. In i(x)8, with 
his sons Robert and John, and nine others, he organized the bust Church 
of Preston, Conn., becoming the first deacon. He came to Preston about 
[680, served 111 the Colonial wars, and died July ,yO. 1700, aged ninety 
years, having had : 

Martha Lark. b. Oct. 27, K>.|<\ d. beb. 14. 1717, m. Isaac \\ heeler, 

K><>7. 
Thomas Lark. b. Apr. 18, 10 |S. in. Mary, dan. oi Robert Allyn. Jan. 

4, 1071 ; received from the town a considerable grant of land, and 

had: 

Samuel Lark, b. Nov. 26, K\"\>. ni. Abigail, dan. of Avers. 

May 8. 1700. 

Thomas Lark. b. Jan. 20, 107(1. m. Hannah, dan. o\ Josiab and 
Sarah (CrandalD Witter, and granddaughter of William 
Witter and John Crandall, the latter a follower of Roger 



The Courtriohi (Kortrioht) Family mi 

Williams, ordered to leave, the colony by the Puritans, and 

one of the founders of Warwick, R, I. 
Samuel and Abigail (Aycrs) Park had a son, 
Adam Park, b. July 31, 1714, in. May [8, 1K32, Lydia, d;iu. of ( !im 

topher Tracy, who m. Lydia Parish in 1705; granddau. of fohn 

athan and Mary (Griswold) Tracy and John and Mary (Wat 
tell) Parish; 3d in descenl from Lieut. 'I homas 'I r.n y, Lieut. 

Francis Griswold, John Wattell; 4th from Edward Griswold. 

Thomas and Hannah (Witter) Park had issue: 

Benajah Park, h. July 8, 1718, m. May 20, 1741, Lydia Parish. D. 

Sept. JO, 1719, the dan. of William and Jerusha (Smith) Parish | 

granddau. of John and Mary (Watlell) Parish, and 3d from 

John Wattell. 
Hannah Park, (sister of Penajah) h. June 22, 1721, m. ( apt. ( )badiah 

Gore, Nov. 4, 1742. 

Adam and Lydia (Tracy) Park had a daughtei : 

Mary Park, b. Aug. 20, 1737, d. Apr. 1 j, iKo/>, m. Lieut Daniel Gore 

Henajah and Lydia (Parish) Park had a daughter: 

Hannah Park, h. Feb. 14, 1743, m. about 1763, Jeremiah Bailey. 



THL ARBOTT, SKAKLE, FULLER, MOL'L'lo:; AND ALLILJ) 

FAMILIES. 
There vvk- several families by the name of Abbott who came to 

England at a very early day, all supposed to be more 01 less distantly 
related, but the connection has never been proven. The compile! of the 
Abbott family of Audover, says, "my opinion, but I bay no authority for 
it, is that the early Abbotts of Andover and other places were all d<- 

scended from Sir '1 homas Abbott, of Easington, England, who flourished 

early in the sixteenth century." He also says: 

"George Abbott, the venerable ancestor of a numerous progeny, was 
born in England, 1615, who emigrated from Yorkshire in 1637, coming 
over in the same ihip with his future, wife, and lived several yean al 
Poxbury. In [643 he went to Andover, Ma.-.., there becoming one of the 
first settlers and original proprietors, his house being a garrison to pro 
tect the settlers from attacks by the Indian., used ai luch during his life, 
and for many yeSLt I after hi-, death, Dec. 24, 1681, (). S., aged 66 years. 
He married Mannab, dau. of William and An nil Chandler, Dec 12, 

1646, and with Christian lubmission, 'bey endured their trials, dai 

and privation,, of which they had a large share; they were industrious, 

economical, sober, pious and respected, Puritans in faith, and brought 



112 The Couktkiuht (Kortkight) Family 

up a family of thirteen children well, trained them in the way they 
should go, from which they did not depart." He made his will Dec. 12, 
1681, proved Mar. 28, 1682, in which he pays a fine tribute to his wife, 
who after his death, m. Rev. Francis Dane, minister at Andover, whom 
she survived, and died June II, 171 1. 

William Abbott, born Nov. 18, 1657, was a weaver by trade, who 
spent his entire life at Andover, where he m. June 19, 1682, Elizabeth, dau. 
of Nathaniel and Ann (Douglas) Geary (or Geere), and granddau. of 
Denis Geary and William and Ann (Mattle) Douglas. 

He died Oct. 21, 1713, his wife Nov. 26, 1712, both being also Puri- 
tans in faith and Christian conduct, leaving twelve children, of whom ; 

Philip Abbott, born at Andover, Apr. 3, 1699, a farmer, removed to 
Hampton, Conn., about 1722, later settling at Windham, where he mar- 
ried Abigail Bickford, Oct. 20, 1723, and where his children were born. 
He was chosen deacon of the second church in Windham, Apr. 25, 1739. 
He died April 17, 1749, his estate being partially settled in the probate 
court, Oct. 8, 1749. They had issue: 

John, b. July 12, 1724, d. July 18, 1740. 

Abiel, b. Mar. 3, 1726, m. Abigail Fenton. 

Stephen, b. Apr. 21, 1728, m. Freelove Burgess. 

Hannah, b. Mar. 16, 1730, m. Samuel Utley, 1748. 

Mary, b. July 6, 1732, m. Capt. Stephen Fuller, Oct. 17, 1751. 

Joseph, b. Feb. 14, 1735, m. Elizabeth Stedman, and 2d, Olive Pearce. 

John, 2d, b. Sept. 27, 1741, m. Alice Fuller, sister of Stephen, who m. 
after the death of her husband, Stephen Gardner, of Plains, Pa. 

John Abbott, born Sept. 27, 1741, at Hampton, Windham County, 
Conn., married at Hampton, (parish of Canada), Nov. 4, 1762, Alice 
Fuller, a daughter of Stephen Fuller, Sen., and coming to the Wyoming 
Valley early in March, 1772, he soon afterward executed a "settlers" 
bond. Having been admitted a proprietor in Wilkes-Barre, he participated 
in the distribution of lots, April, 1772, being allotted lot No. 35 in the 
town plot, lot No. 48 in the first division, lot No. 10 in the third division 
and lot No. 2 in the fourth division. He first lived in the Fort or block- 
house at Wilkes-Barre until 1774, when, having erected a house on one 
of his lots in what is now Plains Township, opposite Forty-Fort, he re- 
moved there. With his brother-in-law, Capt. Stephen Fuller, he erected 
the first dwelling in Wilkes-Barre, on the south-west corner of Main and 
Northampton Streets, which then, in 1772, was a "sterile plain covered 
with pitch pine and scrub oak." He took part in the battle of Wyoming, July 
3, 1778, as a private in the 6th, or upper Wilkes-Barre Company, of the 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 113 

24th Regiment, Connecticut Militia, commanded by Capt. Resin Geer ; es- 
caping from the field of battle in the general rout, he waded through the 
shallow water of the Susquehanna, to Monoconock Island ; crossing the Is- 
land, being unable to swim, he was aided over the deep channel of the river 
b> his neighbor and fellow soldier, George Cooper, also fleeing from the 
scene of carnage and desolation. He took his family down the river to 
Sunbury, and leaving them there, joined the detachment of Militia under 
the command of Lieut. Col. Zebulon Butler, on August 4th, 1778. 

Stone says (History of Wyoming) that "Mr. Abbott found his house 
and barn had been burnt, his cattle slaughtered, or driven away, and his 
fields ravaged, the gleanings only remaining. These he attempted to 
gather (about the middle of August) and while in the field with Isaac 
Williams, a youth of eighteen, they were shot by a party of Indians, who 
stole upon them unawares, scalped and left dead upon the spot." 

His widow, with nine small children, being now entirely destitute, 
was compelled to seek her way to Hampton, Connecticut, a distance of 
more than three hundred miles — on foot, penniless, heart broken, and 
dependent on charity for subsistence. The journey was safely made, and 
with her family, she remained for several years, until the troubles in 
Wyoming were over, and her sons grown up, when she returned to the 
Valley, successfully reclaimed the estate of her husband, upon which she 
settled." 

On Sept. 20, 1782, her brother, Capt. Stephen Fuller, was appointed 
administrator of the estate of John Abbott, deceased. 

Alice Fuller, born Feb. 20, 1741, wife of John Abbott, was a daughter 
of Stephen and Hannah (Moulton) Fuller; 2d in descent from Thomas 
and Martha (Durgy) Fuller, and Robert and Hannah (Grove) Moulton; 
3d, from Lieut. Thomas and Elizabeth (Tidd) Fuller, William and 
Martha (Cross) Durgy, Robert and Mary (Cook) Moulton, Nicholas 
and Hannah (Sallows) Grove; 4th, from John Tidd (or Tead), Robert 
and Anne (Jordan) Cross, Robert and Abigail (Goode) Moulton, Henry 
and Judith (Birdsall) Cook, Robert and Freeborn (Wolfe) Sallows; 5th, 
from Stephen Jordan, Robert Moulton, Micha Sallows, and Peter Wolfe. 
John and Alice (Fuller) Abbott had issue: 

Alice, b. Apr. 17, 1764, m. Amos Utley. 

Charles, b. June 3, 1769, m. Urania Manville. 

Stephen, b. Apr. 19, 1771 ; m. Abigail Searle, July 14, 1799. 

Abigail, no record. 

Reuben, no record. 

Lydia, b. June 18, 1775 ; d. June 13, 1862, m. Artemas Swetland. 

Celinda, d. Apr. 16, 1807 ; m. Reuben Taylor, June 27, 1790. 



114 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

Mary, b. Oct. 14, 1776; m. John Cortright, Dec. 10, 1800. 

Hannah, b. Oct. 14, 1776. 

Sarah, b. Feb. 28, 1778^ m. James Kennedy. 

Charles Abbott and his wife, Urania Manville, sold the property 
inherited from the estate of his father, and removed to Sunbury, Ohio, 
where he died Sept. 1, 1853, and his wife, Dec. 21, 1848, aged 73 years, 
and 8 months, both buried in Sunbury, Ohio. They had issue : 

Charles, d. Dec. 8, 1845, a g e d A 2 years, unm. 

Caroline. 

Lyman, d. 1870; m. Millie Nicewarner, and lived near Sunbury, 
Ohio. 

Urania, m. George Still, and moved west. 

Eliza, m. William Stanton, of Marshalltown, Iowa. 

Stephen and Abigail (Searle) Abbott, see following record: 

ArTemas and Lydia (Abbott) Swetland, issue: 
Augustus, b. Oct. 9, 1797, m. Hannah E. Rich, June 28, 1826, and 

had: 

Delia M., b. Dec. 18, 1832; m. Alfred Barnes, Nov. 22, 1854. 

Sarah W., b. May 10, 1834; m. Edward Bliss, Nov. 21, 1856. 

Franklin, b. Aug. 4, 1839 ; m. Matilda Woodruff, Aug. 24, 1867. 
Giles T., b. Aug. 19, 1799, m. Sarah Lewis, in 1822, and had: 

Byram L., b. Sept. 4, 1824; m. Rachel Swetland. 

Joseph C, b. June 5, 1828; m. Martha Gordon, m. 2d, Mary 
Stauble. 

Emily, b. Oct. 6, 1830; m. J. C. Helt, July 3, 1848. 

Warren, b. Apr. 24, 1838; m. Margaret Thomas, Feb. 1, 1857. 

William L., b. ; m. Cornelia Hults. 

Fuller M., b. Sept. 9, 1801, m. Elizabeth Russell, Mar. 8, 1832, and 

had: 

Oliver H. P., b. Apr. 28, 1833. 

Livonia C, b. July 4, 1836; m. A. J. Westbrook, Nov. 24, 1859. 

Lanora E., b. Feb. 13, 1846; m. William C. Emery. 
Seth, b. Mar. 14, 1807, m. Phoebe Lyon, Jan. 16, 1833, and had: 

Lydia Ann, b. Dec. 29, 1833; m. William Roberts, May 3, 1851. 
Mary L., b. June 25, 1837; m. Dennis Parsons. 
Marilla, b. Sept. 14, 1810; m. William Shur, Dec. 6, 1832, and had: 

Artemas, m. Hannah I. Wetherbee. 

Columbus, m. Constance Welch. 

John and Mary (Abbott) Cortright, see John Cortright, No. 8 
for her descendants. 

Reuben and Celinda (Abbott) Taylor, issue: 

John Abbott, m. (?), and had: 

Stephen, b. 1812, who had: Leonora, b. 1837, and Angelina, b. 
1844. 




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The Courtright (Kortright) Family 115 

Truman, b. 1814, who had: Gertrude and Martha. 
Silas, b. 1818, who had: Reuben, John and Theodore. 
Cynthia, b. 1820, who m. Gilbert Berry and had: Susan, Celin- 

da, Charlotte and Rosella. 
John M., b. 1823. 
Celinda, b. 182^. 
Charles, b. 1827. 
Henry, b. 1830. 
Draper, b. 1832. 
Helen, b. 1833. 
Benira, b. 1838. 
Henry, m. (?), and had: Erastus, b. 1820: Polly, b. 1823; Reuben, 
b. 1825, and Cornelius, b. 1826. 

James and Sarah (Abbott) Kennedy, issue: 
Catherine, b. 1804, m. Lucius Utley, and had: James, Jared, Catha- 
rine, Eliza Ann, Hester, Lydia, Charles, John and Mary. 
Lyman, b. 1806, m. Mercy Swingle, and had: Mary, James, Abi- 
gail, John, Thomas, Jannette and Robert. 
John A., b. 1808, m. 1838, Elizabeth Campbell, and had: Louisa, 
Amos and Annette. 

Stephen Abbott, b. at Hampton, Windham County, Conn., April 
19, 1771 ; m. Abigail Searle, July 14, 1799, d. at Plains, Pa., July 22, 1853, 
was one of the nine children with whom his widowed mother made her 
way back to Connecticut after the tragic death of the father at the hands 
of the savages on his farm at Plains, in August, 1778. 

The family remained there until 1798, when Stephen Abbott, ac- 
companied by his cousin, Philip Abbott, their families and several others, 
returned to his father's home at Plains, where he resided until his death. 
On Oct. 20, 1801, he and his brother Charles purchased the estate of their 
father from their mother, Alice Fuller Gardner, and their sisters, Celinda 
Taylor, Lydia Swetland and Sarah Kennedy. 

Here he successfully engaged in farming, and later in life, in selling 
coal from his property, which provided amply for all his needs. 

His wife died June 2, 1842, after which he married Sarah, the daugh- 
ter of Col. Nathan Dennison, and widow of Thomas Ferrier. 

Abigail Searle, born June 25, 1779, wife of Stephen Abbott, was the 
daughter of William and Philene (Frink) Searle, and granddaughter of 
Constant Searle, who was killed in the battle of Wyoming, his wife being 
Hannah Miner, and of Andrew and Abigail (Billings) Frink; 3d in de- 
scent from Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Kinnecutt) Searle, .Simeon and 
Hannah (Wheeler) Miner, Samuel and Margaret (Wheeler) Frink, and 
Increase and Hannah (Hewitt) Billings; 4th from Nathaniel and Sarah 



116 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

(Rogers) Searle, John and Elizabeth (Luther) Kinnecutt, Ephraim and 
Mary (Stevens) Miner, William and Hannah (Gallup) Wheeler, Samuel 
and Hannah (Miner) Frink, Isaac and Mary (Shepa'rd) Wheeler, 
Ebenezer and Anna (Comstock) Billings, and Benjamin and Marie (Fan- 
ning) Hewitt; 5th from Robert and Deborah Searle, John and Elizabeth 
(Pabodie) Rogers, Roger and Joanna (Shepardson) Kinnecutt, Hezekiah 
and Sarah (Butterworth) Luther, Lieut. Ephraim and Hannah (Avery) 
Miner, Richard and Mary (Lincoln) Stevens, Isaac and Martha (Park) 
Wheeler, Benadam and Esther (Prentice) Gallup, John and Grace (Stev- 
ens) Frink, Rev. Jeremiah and Mary (Wainwright) Shepard, William 
Billings, Daniel and Paltiah (Elderkin) Comstock, Thomas and Hannah 
(Palmer) Hewitt, and Edmund and Ellen Fanning; 6th from John and 
Ann (Churchman) Rogers, William and Elizabeth (Alden) Pabodie, 
Daniel and Joanna Shepardson, John Luther, Thomas and Grace 
(Palmer) Miner, James and Joanna (Greenslade) Avery, Nicholas Stev- 
ens, Thomas Lincoln, "the miller," Thomas and Mary Wheeler, Thomas 
and Dorothy (Thompson) Park, Capt. John and Hannah (Lake) Gallup, 
John and Esther Prentice, John and Mary Frink, Rev. Thomas and 
Margaret (Borodale) Shepard, Francis and Phillipa Wainwright, William 
Billings, William and Elizabeth Comstock, John Elderkin, Walter and 
Rebecca (Short) Palmer; 7th from Thomas Rogers, of the "Mayflower," 
Hugh Churchman, John and Priscilla (Mullins) Alden, of the "May- 
flower," Walter Palmer, Christopher Avery, Robert Park, John and Alice 
Thompson, John and Margaret (Read) Lake, Valentine and Alice 
Prentice, and Francis Wainwright, Senior; 8th from William Mullins, or 
properly, Molines, a French Huguenot, who came over with the Pilgrims 
from England, on the Mayflower. 

Many of these ancestors of Abigail Searle were prominent in the 
early days of New England, taking part in the Colonial wars, in the gov- 
ernment in various capacities, and all did their share of the hard task 
necessary to establish our country as it now is, so today, their descendants 
are enjoying the fruits of their labors and hardships. 

Stephen and Abigail (Searle) Abbott had issue: 

John, b. at Plains, Apr. 8, 1800, m. Hannah Courtright. 

William, b. at Plains, June 19, 1802, m. Eleanor Courtright. 

Elizabeth, b. at Plains, Oct. 22, 1806, m. Robert Miner. 

Stephen Fuller, b. Plains, July 14, 1809, m. Charlotte Miner. 

John Abbott, born at Plains, Luzerne Co., Pa., April 8, 1800; mar- 
ried there, Mar. 11, 1830, Hannah, daughter of Squire Cornelius and 
Catharine (Kennedy) Cortright, died at his home at Plains, Nov. 27, 
1861. 



The Courtright (Kortkight) Family 117 

He remained on the farm which, he afterward inherited from his 
father, until he became of age, when he went to Mauch Chunk, Pa., and 
entered the employ of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, but 
in 1829 he returned to his ancestral home, and there remained successfully 
engaged in farming until his death; he acquired considerable additional 
land at Plains, and it is recorded of him that he was a good friend and 
neighbor, a first rate financier, and a most industrious business man, who 
deserved and had the confidence and esteem of all those who came in con- 
tact with him. John and Hannah (Courtright) Abbott had issue: 

Lucy Waller, b. Plains, Nov. 25, 1833, d. Dec. 3, 1914. 

Robert Miner, b. Plains, June 15, 1836, m. Caroline Courtright. 

Catharine Courtright, b. Dec. 16, 1838, d. Apr. 8, 1894. 

William Abbott, born at Plains, June 19, 1802; married Nov 2, 
1824, Eleanor, daughter of Squire Cornelius and Catherine (Kennedy) 
Cortright, and died Feb. 9, 1870. 

He also remained at Plains for several years, being engaged in farm- 
ing, but later, he sold his farm there, and with his family, removed to a 
farm near Mt. Vernon, Knox County, Ohio, in 1855, on which he lived 
and which he successfully operated until his death, leaving issue: 

John Sommerfield, b. Plains, June 18, 1825, m. Mary E. Johnson, 

Feb. 15, 1866. 
Lucinda, b. Plains, Sept. 22, 1826, m. Lorenzo Adams; m. 2d, David 

Mead. 
Stephen, b. Plains, Sept. 25, 1830, d. Jan. 19, 1866, m. Mary Saylor, 

about 1854. 
Cornelius Courtright, b. Plains, Jan. 22, 1833, unm. 

Elizabeth Abbott, born at Plains, Oct. 22, 1806, died Aug. 18, 
1846; married at Plains, July 3, 1826, Robert Miner, who was a highly 
respected man, and prominent in the early affairs of the Wyoming Valley. 
Their surviving issue was : 

Charles Abbott Miner, b. Aug. 30, 1830, m. Eliza Ross Atherton. 

Stephen Fuller Abbott, b. at Plains, July 14, 1809; married 
Charlotte Miner, a daughter of Hon. Charles Miner, of Plains, and died 
Feb. 11, 1856. 

He also was a farmer, a well informed man, and one who stood 
high in the community where he lived. He had issue : 

William Penn, b. Plains, Dec. 31, 1838, m. Lizzie Wyatt, m. 2d, Delia 
Archer. 

Asher Miner, b. Plains, Aug. 15, 1841, m. Mary E. Cook, Jan. 6, 
1864. 

Stephen Howard, b. Plains, Oct. 24, 1844, d. Sept. 12, 1887. 



118 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

Robert Miner Abbott, born at Plains, June 15, 1836, married Caro- 
line, daughter of Cornelius and Harriet (Bailey) Courtright, of Newark, 
Kendall Co., 111., on Dec. 29, 1864, and died of old age at his home in 
Davenport, Iowa, April 14th 1922. He spent his boyhood days on the 
old Abbott farm at Plains, assisted in the necessary work thereon, and 
attended school in a building not far from his home, and afterward, with 
his sisters, was a student at the Wyoming Seminary at Kingston, complet- 
ing his education at Easton, Pa. 

After the death of his father in 1861, he assisted in settling the es- 
tate, and in May, 1864, bought for his mother, the residence located on 
Franklin and Jackson Streets, in Wilkes-Barre, their home for many 
years. 

Soon after, he went to Illinois, where he married, but returned 
to Plains, living there until the spring of 1866, when he again went West, 
locating permanently at Davenport, Iowa, where he first engaged in the 
leather business, and later in the grain business, in which he was highly 
successful. Several young men in Davenport owe their success in life 
to the assistance he rendered, holding his memory in high esteem. 

Robert Miner and Caroline (Courtright) Abbott had issue: 

John Howard, b. at Plains, Feb. 26, 1866 ; m. Mabel G. Hax. 

Carrie Helene, b. Davenport, la., Nov. 22, 1867; m. Ira R. Tabor. 

Robert Bruce, b. Davenport, la., Aug. 18, 1873 ; m. Teckla Eng- 
burgh ; m. 2d, Cora A. Engburgh. 

John Sommerfield Abbott, born at Plains, June 16, 1825, married 
Mary E. Johnson, Feb. 15, 1866, and died Dec. 23, 1903. 

He came to Ohio with his parents at an early day, as did his brother 
Cornelius, where both engaged in farming near Mt. Vernon, having in- 
herited the estate of their father there. 

Both the Abbott brothers were men of standing in the community, 
highly successful in their undertakings, owning fine farms, and respected 
for their many excellent qualities. 

John Sommerfield and Mary E. (Johnson) Abbott had issue: 

Lulu Courtright Abbott, b. Dec. 7, 1866; m. Aug. 23, 1902, Burton D. 
Herron. 

Cornelius C. Abbott, now retired, lives at Mt. Vernon, where he 
is surrounded by all to make his declining years comfortable. 

Hon. Charles Abbott Miner, born Aug. 30, 1830, at Plains, mar- 
ried Eliza Ross Atherton, Jan. 19, 1853, and died July 25, 1903. 

He received his education at the old Wilkes-Barre Academy, and 
at the Academy at West Chester, Pa., and inherited the flouring mill at 





STEPHEN ABBOTT 
b. 1771, d. 1853 



JOHN ABBOTT 
b. 1800, d. 1861 





ROBERT MINER ABBOTT 
b. 1836, d. 1922 



JOHN HOWARD ABBOTT 
b. 1866 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 119 

Miner's Mills, formerly the property of his grandfather, Asher Miner, 
which business, he followed with marked success. 

He was identified with many of Wilkes-Barre's industrial, financial 
and charitable institutions from early manhood ; was elected to the Penn- 
sylvania Legislature in 1874, serving until 1881 ; was a soldier in the Civil 
War, enlisting in Company K, 13th Regiment, Penn. Volunteers, in which 
he held the rank of Sergeant, July 26, 1863 ; he was known throughout 
the community where his life was spent, as a benevolent, patriotic, public- 
spirited man, deeply interested in the welfare of his city. 

Charles Abbott and Eliza Ross (Atherton) Miner had surviving 
issue : 

Elizabeth, b. Dec. 18, 1853; d. Nov. 22, 1902. 

Asher, b. Nov. 14, i860; m. Nov. 6, 1889, Hettie McNair Lonsdale. 

Sidney Roby, b. July 28, 1864; m. June 25, 1909, Lydia Atherton 
Stites. 

Dr. Charles Howard, b. July 5, 1868; m. June I, 1904, Grace Lea 
Shoemaker. 

Rev. William Penn Abbott, D. D., born Dec. 31, 1838, married 
Lizzie Wyatt, Jan. 3, i860, and after her death, married 2d, Delia Archer, 
of New York, and died Dec. 22, 1878. He spent his early manhood on 
the farm at Plains, and becoming interested in religion, entered the minis- 
try of the Methodist Church, where he preached locally with great success. 
He was also called to other places, where his eloquence bore fruit, and 
becoming well known for his ability, he went to New York, as Pastor of 
one of the large churches, where he was greatly esteemed, and his early 
death regretted by all who knew him. 

Asher Miner Abbott, born at Plains, Aug. 15, 1841, married Mary 
E. Cook, Jan. 6, 1864, and died Mar. 16, 1920, at Minneapolis, Minn. 

His education was obtained in the public schools of his home town, 
and at the West Chester Academy, where it was completed. 

When twenty years of age, he enlisted in the Civil War, serving for 
nearly two years, when he was discharged owing to being injured. 

He came to Newark, Ills., about 1864, and to Sandwich, Ills., in 
1882, being engaged in business, and retiring in 1896; he was active in 
church affairs, first becoming a member of the Methodist denomination, 
and afterward affiliating with the Congregationalists. 

He was interested in all that was for the good of the community, 
lived a life that was above reproach, and was esteemed by all who knew 
him for his many excellent qualities. He left issue : 

Emma Grace, b. Nov. 1, 1864; m. Nov. 21, 1895, Justin Latham. 



120 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

Elizabeth, b. Apr. 27, 1870; m. June 27, 1894, Dr. Frank E. David. 
Sarah, b. Apr. 29, 1873 ; m. July 25, 1900, Dr. S. Marx White. 

John Howard Abbott, born at Plains, Feb. 26, 1866; married Mabel 
G. Hax, June 2, 1913; attended the public schools at Davenport, Iowa, 
after which he went to Minneapolis, Minn., engaging in the grain busi- 
ness, removed to Kansas City, Mo., where he became interested in con- 
struction work in which he is now engaged. 

Carrie Helene Abbott, born at Davenport, Iowa, Nov. 22, 1867 ; 
attended the public schools there, completing her education at St. Cather- 
ine's, a seminary conducted by the Episcopalian Church. She married 
Ira R. Tabor, Nov. 22, 1910, who is an attorney in Davenport, and an 
officer in the Episcopal Church, of which both are members. 

Robert Bruce Abbott, born at Davenport, Aug. 18, 1873 ; married 
Teckla Engburgh, Dec. 29, 1914, and after her death ; married 2d, Cora A. 
Engburgh, June 21, 1919. He attended the public schools of Davenport, 
after which he went to St. Paul, Minn., where he is connected with a large 
mercantile establishment, and now resides at Minneapolis. 

Lulu Courtright Abbott, born Dec. 7, 1866, married Aug. 23, 1902, 
Burton D. Herron, a prominent banker of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, now their 
home. 

She received her education in the schools of Mt. Vernon, and while 
a girl lived on the farm of her father. They have issue : 

Cornelia Courtright, b. Dec. 9, 1903. 

John Abbott, b. Dec. 29, 1904. 

Harriet, b. Oct. 8, 1906, d. Mar. 1, 1907. 

Helen Johnson, b. Sept. 12, 1910. 

General Asher Miner, born Nov. 14, i860; married Hetty McNair 
Lonsdale, Nov. 6, 1889, is a native of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., where he was 
educated. The Miner family trace their ancestry in England to Henry 
Miner, who died in 1359, through Thomas the immigrant, who came to 
America in 1630, and from Asher and Charles Miner, pioneer settlers of 
the Wyoming Valley. 

He enlisted in Company D, 9th Infantry, National Guard, in 1884, 
promoted through the grades to Captain of the same Company ; appointed 
General Inspector of Rifle Practice, with rank of Colonel in 1895 ; com- 
missioned Colonel of the 9th Regiment Infantry, in 1898 ; appointed Colonel 
of the 9th Infantry, Mar. 7, 1916; on Aug. 16, appointed Colonel 
of the 3rd Penna. Field Artillery serving on the Mexican Border, until 
Mar., 1917 ; for duty in the World War, Colonel Miner answered the call 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 121 

of the President, in command of the 3rd Penn. Field Artillery (later the 
109th) and continued in command until wounded at Apremont, France, 
in the Argonne Forest, Oct. 4, 19 18, his left leg being amputated below 
the knee. He participated in the Fismes Vesle defensive, and the Oise- 
Aisne and Meuse-Argonne offensives, and was one of six American of- 
ficers in the war to receive both the distinguished Service medal, and the 
distinguished service cross, and of these was the only one wounded in ac- 
tion. He was honorably discharged from service Sept. 26, 1920, and on 
April 26th, 192 1, was appointed Brigadier General, P. N. G., in command 
of the Fifty-Third Artillery Brigade. 

He learned the milling business in early manhood and upon the death 
of his father became President of the Miner-Hillard Milling Company, 
operating at Miners Mills. He is President of the Wyoming National 
Bank, and identified with several other institutions of Wilkes-Barre, 
financial and social. He served one term in the Pennsylvania Legislature, 
session of 1906-7. 

General Asher and Hetty McNair (Lonsdale) Miner, issue: 

Helen Lea, b. Aug. 7, 1890, m. Dr. Edward Bixby, June 1, 1916. 

Elizabeth Ross, b. May 31, 1892, m. Neil Chrisman, Apr. 26, 1916. 

Robert Charles, b. Apr. 10, 1894. 

Margaret Mercer, b. June 6, 1898. 

Hetty Lonsdale, b. Feb. 27, 1903. 

Sidney Roby Miner, b. July 28, 1864; married Lydia Atherton 
Stites, June 25, 1909; and died June 14, 1913; received his education in 
Wilkes-Barre, and Harvard University, and later graduated from the 
University of Pennsylvania, as an attorney, an occupation he followed 
in Wilkes Barre, where he lived, until his early death. 

He was greatly interested in the Wyoming Historical Society, in 
which he was an officer for several years, taking a very active part in 
its proceedings. He was courteous, refined, kind and considerate to all 
with whom he had dealings, and admired and respected for the many 
superior qualities of his heart and mind. 

Dr. Charles Howard Miner, born July 5, 1868; married June 1, 
1904, Grace Lea Shoemaker, was educated in Wilkes-Barre, and Prince- 
ton University, and graduated in medicine, from the University of Penn- 
sylvania, is a prominent physician now practicing in Wilkes-Barre where 
he makes his home. He is one of the physicians on the staff of the Wilkes- 
Barre Hospital, and is distinguished for his researches in tuberculosis, to 
which he has given much attention. He has issue : 

Charles Howard, Jr., b. Dec. 27, 1908. 

Stella Mercer Shoemaker, b. Mar. 31, 1912. 



122 The Courtright (Kortright) Family 

Emma Grace Abbott, married Nov. 21, 1895, Justin Latham, now 
lives in Sandwich, Ills., where her husband was a popular and successful 
merchant. Issue : 

Wendell, b. Mar. 16, 1897. 

Charlotte Miner, b. May 28, 1900. 

Elizabeth Abbott, married June 27, 1894, Dr. Frank E. David, 
makes her home in Chicago, where her husband is engaged in the practice 
of medicine. No children. 

Sarah Abbott, married July 25, 1900, Dr. S. Marx White, now 
resides in Minneapolis, Minn., where her husband is identified with the 
Minnesota State University as an instructor. Issue: 

Asher Miner, b. Aug. 1, 1901. 

Elizabeth, b. May 8, 1903. 

Mary, b. Dec. 23, 1906. 

Dr. Edward Wells and Helen Lea (Miner) Bixby, issue: 
Edward Wells, b. Oct. 29, 1917. 
Hetty Lonsdale, b. Feb. 3, 1920. 

Neil and Elizabeth Ross (Miner) Chrism an, issue: 
Hester Lonsdale, b. Mar. 3, 1917. 
Neil, Jr., b. June 13, 1920. 

James and his brother, Philip Abbott, who were nephews of John 
Abbott, killed by the Indians in 1778, were pioneer settlers at Scranton, 
the history of which says "James Abbott, then of Wilkes-Barre, but 
formerly of Windham, Conn., bought lot No. 30, and soon after lot No. 
40, and with his brother Philip, were for several years among the most 
active and enterprising men in the township. 

Philip Abbott built a grist mill on Roaring Brook in 1788, the first 
settlement of the kind in the vicinity. In October, his brother James 
joined him in the enterprise, and later, in the spring of 1789, Reuben 
Taylor was admitted to partnership. They also owned and operated the 
first saw mill there. Philip Abbott built his house in Scranton in 1788, in 
which year Reuben Taylor built the second house there." 

The grist mill built and owned by Philip and James Abbott was 
the first industry established in Scranton. 



The Courtright (Kortright) Family 123 



REVOLUTIONARY SERVICES. 

JOHN ABBOTT, a private in the 6th Company, 24th Regiment, Con- 
necticut Militia, commanded by Capt. Resin Geer, who took part 
in battle of Wyoming, July 3, 1778, and was killed by the Indians, 
about the middle of August, 1778. 

STEPHEN FULLER, (father-in-law of John Abbott) during the battle 
of Wyoming, was in the Fort to protect the women and children, 
the oldest man in the battle. 

WILLIAM SEARLE, Sergeant, member of one of the Conn. Military 
Companies at Wyoming, injured while on a scouting party, prior 
to the battle of Wyoming. He was in charge of a party of women 
and children who were fleeing back to their homes in Conn., and 
the Minisink, soon after the battle. 

CONSTANT SEARLE, captured and killed in the battle of Wyoming, 
July 3d, 1778, being one of the aged men who took part. 

OBADIAH GORE, took part in the battle of Wyoming, being one of the 
old men in the Fort, for its defence. 

DANIEL GORE, Lieut, and later Captain, took part in the battle of Wy- 
oming, July 3, 1778, as Lieut, of the 6th Company, 24th Regiment, 
Connecticut Militia, and during the engagement, had an arm shot 
off. He also accompanied the Sullivan expedition to New York, in 
October, 1779. 

BENJAMIN CORTRIGHT, served as a private, Class 3, of the 6th Bat- 
talion, Northampton (Penn.) County Militia, under the command 
of Col. Jacob Stroud and Capt. John Van Etten, as shown by the 
muster roll of May, 1778. 

He also was a private of the 1st Company, 5th Battalion, in 
1780; the 4th Company, 5th Battalion, in 1781 ; and again in June, 
1782, his name written variously as Cartright, Cortright, Curtright 
and Courtright. 

JOHN KENNEDY, served as a private in the 4th Regiment, Orange 
County, (New York) Militia, and also in other Companies in 
Northampton County, Penn., guarding the frontiers from attacks 
by the Indians, at various times, during the Revolution. 

CORTRIGHTS WHO SERVED IN THE REVOLUTION. 

From New York : 

John Cortright, 4th Dutchess, Land Bounty Rights. 

Henry Cortright, 3d Tyron County, Land Bounty Rights. 

Henry Cortright, 2d Albany County Militia. 

John Cortright, 2d Albany County Militia. 

Henry Abraham Cortright, The Line, 2d Regiment. 

Henry Cortright, The Line, 4th Regiment. 



124 The Couktright (Kortright) Family 

Capt. Benjamin Cortright, 3d Regiment, Ulster County Militia. 
Henry Cortright, 3d Regiment, Ulster County Militia. 
Jacobus Cortright, 3d Regiment, Ulster County Militia. 
Abraham Cortright, 3d Regiment, Ulster County Militia. 
Mattheus Cortright, 3d Regiment, Ulster County Militia. 
Capt. Moses Cortright, 3d Regiment, Orange County Militia. 
Abraham Cortright, 4th Regiment, Orange County Militia. 
Silvester Cortright, 2d Regiment, Ulster County Militia. 
Lowrence Cortright, 3d Regiment Ulster County Militia. 
Louwerens Cortright, Jr., 3d Regiment Ulster County Militia. 
Harry Cortright, 3d Regiment, Tyron County Militia. 
Hendrick A. Cortright, Bradt's Rangers. 
Abraham V. Cortright, In Capt. Weisenfel's Company. 

From New Jersey : 

John Cortright, Major, 3d Battalion, Sussex County. 

Henry W., Cortright, Captain, 3d Battalion, Sussex County. 

Aaron Cortright, Captain, in Continental Army. 

Thomas Cortright, Private, 3d Battalion, Sussex County Militia. 

Jacob Cortright, Private, 3d Battalion, Sussex County Militia. 

Jonas Cortright, Private, 3d Battalion, Sussex County Militia. 

Solomon Cortright, Private, 3d Battalion, Sussex County Militia. 
From Northampton County Pennsylvania: 
May 14, 1778. 
Muster Roll of 6th Battalion, 4th Company, under Capt. John Van Etten. 

James, Henry, Benjamin, Abraham and Daniel Cortright. 
Return of 5th Battalion, 1st Company, for 1780. 

James, Gideon, Benjamin, Levi and Daniel Cortright. 
Return of 5th Battalion, 3d Company, for June, 1781. 

Henry, Benjamin, Abraham, Levi and Daniel Cortright. 
Return of 5th Battalion for June, 1782, 

Gideon, Benjamin, David, Levi, Cornelius and Daniel Cortright. 
Also served in the 5th Battalion, 

Jacobus, James, John, Walton and William Courtright. 
Killed in the battle of Wyoming, July 3d, 1778, 

John and Christopher Cortright. 

The above names were spelled with variations by the mustering 
officers. 



INDEX 



Abbott, Abiel, 112 

Abigail, 1 13 

Alice, 113 

Asher Miner, 117, 119 

Caroline, 114 

Carrie Helene, 70, 75, 118, 120 

Catharine C, 63 

Catharine Courtright, 117 

Celinda, 113, 114 

Charles, 113, 114, 115 

Cornelius Courtright, 63, 117, 118 

Eliza, 114 

Elizabeth, 116, 117, 120, 122 

Emma Grace, 119, 122 

George, in 

Hannah, 112, 1 14 

James, 122 

John, 58, 59, 62, 112, 113, 116, 
117, 122, 123 

John 2d, 112 

John Howard, 6, 70, 75, 118, 120 

John Sommerfield, 63, 70, 117, 
118 

Joseph, 112 

Lucinda, 117 

Lucinda Courtright, 63 

Lucy Waller, 62, 117 

Lulu Courtright, 70, 82, 118, 120 

Lydia, 113, 114 

Lyman, 114 

Mary, 45, 56, 59, 112, 114 

Mary (Polly), 58 

Mr. (John), 113 

Philip, 112, us, *22 

Reuben, 113 

Robert, 62 

Robert Bruce, 70, 75, 118, 120 

Robert Miner, 63, 66, 70, 75, 117, 
118 

Sarah, 101, 114, 115, 120, 122 

Stephen, 63, 112, 113, 114, 115, 
116, 117 

Stephen Fuller, 116, 117 

Stephen Howard, 117 

Thomas, Sir, in 

Urania, 114 

William, ?g, 63, 112, 116, 117 

William Penn, 117 

William Penn, Rev., D.D., 119 
Adams, Lorenzo, 63, 1 17 
Albert, Arch Duke, 9 
Albertsen, Storm, 104 
Alden, Elizabeth, 116 

John, 116 



Aldrich, Herbert C, 90 

Herbert H., 77, 90 

Mason H., 90 
Allaire, Sarah, 47 
Allyn, Mary, 107, no 

Robert, 107, no 
Alva, Duke of, n 
Anderson, Effie, 73 
Andriessen, Andries, 51 

Anna, 102 
Andros, Sir Edmund, 18, 106 
Andrus, Fanny, 106 
Archer, Delia, 117, 119 

John, 14, 29 
Ariens, Wyntje, 28 
Armstrong, Nancy, 101 

William S., 84 
Arnold, Albert W., 74, 86 

Coraletta, 84, 93 

Nina, 86, 95 
Artois, Count of, 10 
Aspinwall, Hannah, 37, 42 
Atherton, Eliza Ross, 117, 119 
Atwood, Lydia, 106 
Avery, Anna, 107 

Christopher, 116 

Elizabeth, 108 

Hannah, 116 

James, 116 
Ayers, , no 

Abigail, no, in 

Anna, 38, 44 

Badger, Fanny, 63, 71 
Bailey, Avery W., 106 

Benajah P., 105 

Benjamin, 105, no 

Benjamin F., 105 

Caroline, 105 

Daniel G., 106 

Hannah, 106 

Harriet, 59, 65, 106, 118 

Jeremiah, 105, in 

John, 105 

Laura, 72, 84 

Milton, 106 

Sidney, 105 
Baker, Evelant M., 79 
Baldwin III, of Flanders, 9 

IX, Count, 9 
Barber, Benjamin Franklin, 70 

Catharine Louise, 69 

Charles W., 81 

Charles Weyl, 69 



126 



Index 



Barber, Clyde C, 81, 92 

Elizabeth R., 92 

Elizabeth Sarah, 70, 8 1 

Emma Gertrude, 70 

Ethel, 81, 92 

George W., 61, 69, 81, 92 

Gertrude B., 81 

Harrison L., 92 

Helen Rosanna, 69, 81 

Henry Harrison, 70, 81 

Joseph B., 69, 81 

Marian Ida, 92 

Mary Margaret, 69, 81 

Pauline D., 92 

Thomas M., 92 

William Courtright, 69 
Barents, Geesje, 104 

Hendrickje, 103 
Barmoede, Anthony, 28 
Barnes, Alfred, 114 
Barnum, Dellie, 6q, 80 

William, 61, 69 
Barton, Elijah, 29 

Roger, 29 
Bassett, Donna M., 94 

Dorothy G., 94 

Fred J., 84, 94 
Bastiaens, Metje, 27 

Michael, 29 
Bastiaensen, Michiel, 30 
Bate, Elizabeth, 105 

John, 105 
Battin, Lizzie, 66, 76 
Bayard, Nicholas, 29 
Beckwith, Elizabeth, 105 
Bedell, Deborah, 44 
Begley, Amos H, 78, 90 

Etta M., 90 

Margaret L., 90 

Ruth G., 90 
Bell, John Calvin, 68 
Benford, Anna E., 69, 81 
Bennett, Minnie L., 73, 86 

William, 44 
Benson, Adolph, 33 

Helena, 30, 33 
Bergen, Jan, 14 
Berry, Celinda, it 5 

Charlotte, 115 

Gilbert, 115 

Harriet, 85, 94 

Rosella, 115 

Susan, 115 
Bertholf, Guiliaem, 19 
Bickford, Abigail, 112 
Bidlack, Benjamin, 108 

Lydia, 98 
Bidleman, Sarah, 59, 61 
Bigger, Joseph A., 66, 76 

Mina C, 76 
Biggs, Mary, 102 



Billings, Abigail, 115 

Ebenezer, 116 

Increase, 115 

William, 116 
Birdsall, Judith, 113 
Bisbing, Verna, 78 
Bixby, Edward, Dr., 121, 122 

Edward Wells, 122 

Hetty Lonsdale, 122 
Bliss, Edward, 114 
Blom, Hermanus, 22 
Bodine, Abraham, 36 
Bogert, Gysbert, 32 

Jan Louwe, 14 
Botzen, Lea, 89 

Lea Bernardina Anna Lucretia, 

77 
Borodale, Margaret, 116 
Bouchter, Sarah, 97, 98 
Bowen, Margaret, 106 
Bowman, Matilda, 97, 98 
Boyd, Nelle M., 71, 75, 83, 87 
Bover, Eugene D., 99 
Royle, Ida, 78 

Brant, , 24 

Brasher, Abraham, 37 
Bratt, Albert Andries, 104 

(Bradt) Eva Alberts, 103 
Breese, Blanche Frances, 80, 91 

Charles Thomas, 80 

Clara Estelle. 68 

Frank Murray, 69 

James M., 80 

James Milton, 69 

Jessie Falla, 69, 79 

John T., 94 

Josephine C, 69 

Murray, 60, 68 

Richard H., 94 

Turvey, 85, 94 

William Murray, 80 
Brevoort. Jan Hendrick, 18 
Brewer, Eben, 63 
Brink, Elizabeth, 43, 47 

Gerrett, 44 

Huibert Lambertsen, 103 

Leendert, 38 

Moses, 40, 43 
Brokaw, Sarah, 108 
Brooks, Anna Eliza, 67, 77 

Oaruth, 91 

Nathaniel C, 91 

William Nathaniel, 79, 91 

Brown, Charles E., 86 

Elizabeth, 43 

Harvey F., 86, 95 

Oscar W.. 74, 86 

William H., 95 
Brownell, Henrietta, 83 
Browning. Elizabeth, 72 

John M., 75 



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127 



Bruorton, Ethel Josephine, 88 

George E., 76, 88 

Rena Eliza, 88 

Winifred Louise, 88 
Buell, Livonia R., 66, 75 
Bunnel, Jean Marie, 96 

Ralph, 92, 96 
Bunschoten, Cornelia, 35, 40 
Burdette, Edward A., 72 
Burger, Peter, 40 
Burgess, Freelove, 112 
Burkett, Caroline, 99 

Catharine, 100 

Elizabeth, 98, 100 
Burton, Henrietta M., 61 
Bussing, Arent, 31 

Arent Harmense, 18 

John, 33 

Margaret, 30, 33 
Butler, , 24 

Capt, 108 

Zebulon, Col., 109, 1 13 
Butterworth, Sarah, 116 
Butz, Sarah, 69, 80 

Cady, Carrie, 67, 77 

Jana, 75, 88 

Caesar, , 9, 12 

Campbell, Draper, 68 

Elizabeth, 115 
Caneda, Cattrina, 60 
Canham, John, 74 
Cannaday, Cattrina, 60 

Caty, 60 
Cannon, Addis A., 67, 77 

Hester, 33, 37 

John, 33 

Pauline, 77, 90 
Capido, Matthys, 28 
Capito, Matthys, 49 
Capron, Clarinda, no 
Carey, Samuel, no 

Susanna, no 
Carle, Joseph, 41 

Cebler (or Hebler), Catharine, 44, 47 
Chamberlin, James M., 59, 66 

John Wilson, 66, 75 
Chambers, Thomas, 22 
Chandler, Annis ( ), n 1 

Hannah, 106, n 1 

John, 106 

William, ill 
Chaplin, Martha, no 

Charlemagne, , 

Charles V., of Hapsburg. to 
Chrisman, Hester Lonsdale, 122 

Neil, 121, 122 

Neil, Jr., 122 
Churchman, Ann, 116 

Hugh, 116 
Claessen, Jannetie, 30 



Clark, Aaron, no 

Alexander P., 76, 89 

Emily, 83, 93 

Ethelbert E., 89 

Mary, 45, 48 
demons, Lucille, 81, 92 
Clinton, James, Capt., 101 

Tames, General, 24 
Cluff, Frank C, 76 
Coddington, Elmer F., 74, 86 

Hazel R., 86, 95 
*Codebec, Jacob, 104 
Colby, Frances Augusta, 61 

Frances A., 70 
Cole, Martha, 98, 99 

Moses, 54 

Tjatje, 103 
Coleman, Caroline, 83 
Collins, Mae Bell, 86 
Comstock, Anna, 116 

Daniel, 116 

Deborah, 37, 43 

Elizabeth ( ), 116 

William, 116 
Cone, Alfred D., 89 

Catharine E., 77 

Dorastus, 67, 77 

Dorastus C, 77, 89 

Dorastus L., 89 

George, 59, 64, 67 

George S., 8q, 96 

George S., Jr., 96 

George W., 77, 89 

Hannah R., 67 

Helen H., 89, 96 

Henry S., 89, 96 

Mary E., 77, 89 

Mary L., 64, 72 

Marvanne, 96 

Mildred C, 89 

Nellie Monroe, 96 

Pauline L., 89, 96 

Phoebe L., 96 

Raymond J., 77, 89 

Raymond L., 89 
Connell, Carleton A., 85, 94 

Carleton A., Jr., 94 

fames L., 73, 85 

Lawrence, 94 

Lawrence M., 85 

Lawrence M., Jr., 94 

Mary L., 85, 94 
Conteyn, Elizabeth, 33. 37 
Cook. Henry, 1 13 

Mary, 1 13 

Mary E., 117, 119 

Phoebe A., 66, 74 
Cool. Cornelia. 38, 43. 44 

Elizabeth, 34, 38 

Jan, 36 
Cooper, Charles, 77 

Charles G., 67, 77 



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Cooper, Elias, 60, 67 

Ellen, 67 

George, 113 

Henry, 77 

James, 67 

Lewis, 60 

Mary, 67, 77 
Corcilius, Albert B., 73, 86 

Phyllis Lenore, 86 
Cornelis, Metje, 27 
Corsa, Benjamin, 33 
Corssen, Jannetje, 32, 36 
Courtright, (Cortright, Cortregt, 
Cortrecht, Cortreght, Kort- 
right, Kortregt, Kortrecht, 
Kortreght, Van Kortryk, Van 
Kortright) 

Aaron, 31, 33, 34, 37, 43 

Aaron, Capt., 124 

Ahbie H., 100 

Abraam, 46 

Abraham, '31, 32, 35, 38, 30, 40, 
43, 44, 45, 52, 53, 54, 55 97 
98, 124 

Abraham D., 46 

Abraham Peter, 40, 46 

Abraham V., 39, 124 

Abraham Van Kampen, 46, 97 

Abram, 35, 48, 98 

Abram D., 99 

Adelaide C., 64 

Aefie, 30, 33 

Aefie Cornelis, 27, 30 

Alice, 99 

Alice B., 80 

Alice G., 64 

Alice L., 73 

Alonzo E., 74, 86 

Alonzo J., 72 

Amanda, 48 

Andrew, 07, 98 

Andriss, 43 

Ann Elizabeth, 37 

Anna, 39, 43, 45, 98 

Anna V., 99 

Annatie, 40 

Annatie Hendricks, 31 

Annatje, 36, 44 

Annetie, 27 

Annetje Cornelis, 30 

Annetje, 32 

Annie, 45 

Anthony, 45. 48, 53 

Antie, 44, 49 

Antje, 28, 38 

Antoni, 40 

Appolonia, 31, 34 

Archibald O., 68 

Archie, 100 

Archie B.. 73, 85 

Arie, 28, 38, 43, 49 

Arie Hendricksen, 31 



Courtright, etc. 
Arien, 31, 34 
Arseneth, 99 
Arthur W., 75 
Ary, 52 

Ashbel Morris, 98 
Bastiaan, 31, 35 
Bastiaen, 13, 25, 49 
Bastian, 38 

Bastian (Sebastian), 13 
Belitie (Bastiaensen), 25 
'Chiel (Bastiaensen), 14 
Bastiaen Michielsen, 30, 33 
Benj., 53 
Benjamin, 5, 31, 35, 39, 45. 46, 

47, 50, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 60, 

72, 84, 123, 124 
Benjamin, Capt., 124 
Benjamin B., 63, 66, 71, 74 
Benjamin F., 68, 79 
Benjamin Franklin, 60, 68 
Benjamin Rush, 68 
Belitie Jans, 14, 29, 49, 50 
Bessie B., 75, 88 
Blanche M., 100 
Blandina, 41, 43 
Bowman, 99, 100 
Burton, 59, 64, 99 
Burton A., 73 
Carl I., 100 

Caroline A., 63, 66, 70, 75 
Carrie E., 76 
Carrie M., 70 
Catharina, 31, 38, 39. 40 
Catharine, 35, 56, 58, 59, 61, 69 
Catherine, 60 

Catherine Elizabeth, 63, 71 
Cathrina, 32, 43 
Cathryn, 28, 49_ 
Cathryn Hendricks, 32 
Catrina, 31, 35, 39, 45, 47, 50, 

54 
Cattrine, 38 
Cathrina, 38 
Caty, 45, 47 
Cecil J., 100 
Celina M., 91 
Chancy A., 66, 76 
Charles, 100 
Charles A., ?9, 66 
Charles N., 100 
Charles O., 66, 75 
Charles S., Jr., 86, 95 
Charles Sigel, 74, 86 
Charles W., 61, 70 
Charles Wesley, 84 
Charlotte, 71 
Charlotte V., 75, 88 
Chester A., 71, 75 
Chester O., 66, 75 
'Chiel, 13 
Christian, 98 



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129 



Courtright, etc. 

Christina, 39, 97 

Christina E., 46 

Christopher, 39, 46, 97, 98, 124 

Clara, 79, 99 

Clara R., 68 

Clara V., 86, 95 

Clinton H., 75 

Clyde C, 100 

Cornelia, 39, 45, 46, 55, 97 

Cornelis, 27, 28, 31, 33, 35, 37, 

38, 44, 49, 50, 53, 54, 55 
Cornelis Hendricksen, 31, 50, 51, 

52, 97 
Cornelis Jansen, 7, 18, 19, 25, 26, 

27, 30, 49 
Cornelius, 5, 14, 34, 39, 45, 46, 

47, 48, 56. 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 

101, 118, 124 
Cornelius C, 66, 75 
Cornelius, Hon., 58 
Cornelius H.. 88 
Cornelius L., 65, 106 
Cornelius, Squire, 116, 117 
Cornelus, 45. 56, 57, 58 
Cynthia, 59 
Daniel, 38, 39, 44- 45. 47, 48, 53, 

54, 55, 124 
David, 45, 124 
Deborah, 44 
Derick, 46 
Dingman, 98 
Donald, 100 
Donna C, 83, 87 
Dorothy, 43 
Edgar, 100 
Edith, 75 
Edith Anna, 76 
Edith P., 76, 89 
Edmund, 47 
Edna, 72, 75, 88 
Edward A., 83, 87 
Edward Leslie, 84 
Edward W., 70 
Edwin K., 100 
Eleanor, 59, 63, 116, 117 
Eleanor V., 88 
Elias, 37, 43, 99 
Elisha, 5, 39, 46, 97, 98, 99 
Elisha D., 98, 99 
Eliza, 47 
Eliza A., 67, 76 
Eliza Ann, 59, 67 
Elizabeth, 31, 33, 37. 38, 39, 40, 

42, 43, 44, 46, 59, 61, 63, 68, 69, 

78, 84. 97. 99 
Elizabeth C, 45 
Elizabeth M., 72 
Ella J., 71, 74 
Ellen, 61, 70, 98 
Elmer, 75 
Eloise, 78 



Courtright, etc. 
Elsje, 40 
Emma, 100 
Emma L., 99 
Erastus, 98 
Ernest H., 75, 88 
Ethel, 100 
Ethel L., 75 
Eugene B., 66 
Eugene EL, 76, 88 
Eva, 46, 97 
Evangeline, 71, 74 
Eve, 31, 33, 37 
Everett B., 64, 73 
Everett P., 73 
Fannie F., 100 
Febe, 43 
Femmetje, 38 
Fidelia B., 80, 91 
Fidelia E., 91 
Fletcher, 98 
Flora G., gg 
Florence, 79 
Florence L., 68 
Florence T., 100 
Florine M., 80, qi 
Frances, 37, 59 
Frances L., 64 
Frances W., 100 
Frank, 64, 73, 100 
Frank Burton, 76 
Frank S., 99, 100 
Fred C, 75 
Frederick, 80 
Gaylord B., 83, 87 
Gaylord M., 71, 75, 83, 87 
Gedion, 44 
Geertie, 49 
Geertje, 28 
Geertjen, 31, 35 
Geertjen Henricks, 31 
George, 61, 69 
George B., 80, 91, 
George C, 67, 76 
George R., 68, 79 
George V., 91 
Gerald D., 88 
Gerretje, 38 
Gertrude, 68, 78 
Gertrude M., 99 
Gisbert, 43 
Gideon, 43, 45. 124 
Grace K., 100 
Grace P., 100 
Guy B., 71. 75, 83, 87 
Hannah, 47, 56, 59, 61, 62, 65, 

69, 116, 117 
Hannah A., 71 
Hannah Alice, 63 
Harriet, 46, 72, 84 
Harriet A., 66, 75 
Harriet Elizabeth, 85 



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Courtright, etc. 
Harlan, ioo 
Harlan W., 09, ioo 
Harrie B., 68, 79 
Harry, 124 
Harry C, 86 
Harry M., 70, 74, 86 
Hazel Vivian, 75 
Helen A., 88 
Helen B., 68 
Helen E., 78 
Helen Imogen, JO 
Helena, 37 

Hendericus, 31, 35, 40 
Hendrick, 14, 28, 31, 32, 34, 35, 
37, 38, 40, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 
50, 52, 54, 56, 97 
Hendrick A., 124 
Hendrick Cornelissen, 51, 54 
Hendri, k Hendricksen, 52 
Hendrick J., ,43 
Hendrick Jansen, 7, 25, 27, 31, 

47, 49 
Hendrick W., 43 
Henricus, 46 
Henry, 5, 53, 54, 57, 58, 59, 61 , 

64, 72, no, 123, 124 
Henry, Jr., 59 
Henry Abraham, 123 
Henry Cor., 52 
Henry Harrison, 61 
Henry L., 100 
Henry W., Capt, 124 
Herbert N., 75, 88 
Hester, 42, 45, 47, 48 
Hester Mary, 47 
Homer G, 91 
Horace E., 86 
Horace P., 66, 74, 76 
Horatio H., 72 
Houghton, 59, 64 
Hugh C, 79 
Huldah, 98, 99 
Isaac, 40, 46, 97, 98, 99 
Isaac H., 99, ioo 
Isabelle, 68, 79 
T. Wilbur, 100 
jan, 28, 34, 35, 49 
Jan Bastiaensen, 7, 13, 14, 25, 26, 

28, 29, 49 
Jan Hendricksen, 31 
Jacob, 28, 38, 44, 49, 98, 124 
Jacob E., 47 
Jacob Hendricksen. 31 
Jacobus (James), 31, 35, 39. 40. 

43, 45, 46, 124 
James, 45, 55, 60, 68, 98, 100, 124 
James A., 75 
James B., 42 
James M., 69. 80, 91 
James Wells, 79 
Jane, 46 



Courtright, etc. 
Jane J., 83, 87 
Jane Y., 47 
Janice M., 83, 87 

Janitje, 43 

Janneke, 31, 35, 38, 39, 44 

Jannetie, 33 

Jannetje, 28, 38. 45, 46, 48. 49 

Jannetje Hendricks, 31 

Jeames, 53 

Jenneke, 39, 55 

Jennie N., 68, 79 

Jentie E., 45 

Jesse D., 98, 99 

Jessie E., 71, 74, 82, 87 

Joannes, 48 

Johannes, 30, 31. 33, 35. 36, 38. 
39, 43, 45, 50, 54, 55. 56 07 

Johannes Cornelissen, 25, 27. 30 

Johannes Michielsen, 37 

John, 5, 28, 34, 36. 37. 30. 42. 
43, 46, 47, 48, 53, 55- 58. 59, 
61, 97, 98, 114, 123, 124 

John, Capt., 47 

John, Major, 124 

John B., 98 

John C, 43 

John D., 79 

John Drake, 47 

John Draper, 58, 50. 66 

John H., IOO 

John Henry, 84 

John, Jr., 46, 97 

John L., 47 

John M., 68, 79, 99 

John Milton, 60, 63, 6q, 71. 74 

John P., 69, 80 

John Searle, 68, 79 

John W., 98, 99 

Jonas, 38, 44, 124 

Joseph, 45, 48, 98, 99 

Joseph D., 99, 100 

Joseph M., 78 

Joseph Miner, 68 

Joseph R., 98, 100 

Joseph W., 91 

Josephine, 66 

Josephine B., 100 

Tosephine Estella, 68 

Josephine W., 79, 91 

Tosias, 43 

Josias W., 38, 43 

Joye E., 83, 87 

Julia, 03 

Julia Leona, 84 

July, 48 

Katherine, 59. 64 

Laura, 99 

Laura A., 73, 85 

Laura E., 88 

Laurens, 14. 28. 33, 35 

Laurens Cornelissen, 27. 30. 33 



Index 



131 



Courtright, etc. 

Laurens Hendrickson, 31 
Laurens Jansen, 18, 19, 25, 26, 

27, 28, 32, 49 
Lawrence, 31, 33, 34, 37, 39, 40, 

42, 43, 46, 100 
Lea, 38 
Leah, 46 
Lena, 45 
Lena B., 68 
Levi, 44, 45, 46, 124 
Lewis S., 72 
Lillian, 72, 76, 80, 83, 91 
Lillian B., 75 
Lillian Fidelia, 69, 80 
Lillian N., 74, 86 
Lillian Pearl, 68, 78 
Louisa, 59, 64, 69 
Louisa N., 71 
Louisa P., 65, 73 
Louisa S., 61 
Louise Deshler, 63 
Louwerens, 49, 124 
Lowrence, 124 
Lucinda, 59 
Lucy A., 73 
Luther, 100 
Lydia, 38, 43, 44, 98 
Lydia Ann, 95 
Lydia B., 66, 74 
Mabel, 98 

Mabel C, 71, 75, 82, 87 
Mabel L., 100 
Mae A., 68 

Magdalena, 31, 35, SO 
Margaret, 31, 33, 37, 46, 61, 69, 

08, 100 
Margaret E., 99 
Margriet, 43 
Maria, 31, 35, 37, 39, 40, 44 46, 

47 
Maria Cornelis, 27, 30 
Mariah, 48 
Marian Jane, 91 
Marion D., 73 
Martha H., 67, 76 
Mary, 42, 45, 47, 58, 60, 61, 70, 

98, 99 
Mary C, 64, 72 
Mary De Witt, 43 
Mary E., 60, 66, 68, 79 
Mary Ellen, 76 
Mary Leonora, 66, 76 
Mary Louise, 69 
Mary P., 59 
Mary R., 79 
Mary S., 67, 76 
Marya, 32, 48 , 
Matheus, 31, 35 
Mattheus, 46, 124 
Maud B., 80, 100 
May, 99 



Courtright, etc. 

Meredith J., 64, 72 

Mctje, 30, 33 

Metje (Bastiaens), 27 

Michael, 30, 33, 48 

Michiel, 13 

Michiel Bastiaensen, 13, 14, 25, 

29, 49 
Milton, 59, 63, 80, 91 
Milton L., 76, 99, 100 
Milton Le Grand, 66 
Milton Roy, 68, 78 
Miner, 99 
Mollie J., 100 
Mona L., 73 
Morris, 46 

Moses, 38, 44, 45, 46 
Moses, Capt.. 124 
Murray B., 68 
Myrtle R., 74, 86 
Nancy, 43, 98 
Nancy Jane, 98 
Nannie R., 100 
Nathan A., 99, 100 
Nathan D., 98, 99, 100 
Nellie, 68 
Nellie B., 100 
Nelly, 48 

Nicholas, 30, 33, 37, 42, 43 
Nicholas G., 47 
Nina M., 73, 85 
Norman Passmore, 63 
Oscar L., 64, 72 
Ouida B., 86, 95 
Parmelia, 98 
Peter, 28, 47, 48 
Petrus, 32, 38, 43, 44, 48 
Phoebe Ayers, 44 
Pieter, 35, 49 
Pieter Hendricksen, 32 
Rachel, 30, 32, 33, 35, 38, 40, 46, 

98 
Rebecca, 37 
Resyna, 40 
Reuben, 44 
Richard, 48, 99 
Richard P., 98 
Robert, 47 
Robert M., 100 
Robert W., 83, 87 
Rodney H.. 78 
Rosamond. 72 
Rosanna, 61 
Roxanna, ^9, 65, 66, 74 
Roy M., 78 
Ruth, 72 
Ruth A., 66 
Ruth Ann, 76 
Ruth S., 79 
Safferyn, 44 
Salamon, 38 
Sally, 47 



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Courtright, etc. 

Salomon. 38, 44 

Samuel, 38, 39, 43, 44, 47, 48, 97, 

99 
Samuel D., 43 
Samuel M., 99 
Sara. 31, 35, 38, 40, 50 
Sarah, 38, 39, 42, 44, 45. 48, 53. 

56 
Sarah Blanche, 76 
Sarah Elizabeth, 64 
Sarah H., 99 
Sarah L., 66, 79 
Sarah M., 59 
Seymour, 64, 73 
Shelby M., IOO 
Silvester, 124 
Simon, 44, 48 
Solomon, 44, 124 
Sophryn, 38 . 
Stephen S., 80 

Susanna, 31, 33, 37, 38, 43. 47, Q8 
Sylvester, 44 
Sylvester T., 98 
Svmon, 38 
Tjaetje, 38. 44, 54 
Tjaetjen, 35 
Tjerck, 35 
Tjetjen, 32 
Theresa I., 99 
Thomas, 45, 46, 47, 100, 124 
Thomas C, 98, 99 
Thomas D., 98 
Thomas W., 60, 68 
Utley Abbott, 67 
Vernon S., 100 
Volentine, 88 
Volney F., 59, 66 
Walton, 124 
Washington, 98 
Wilhelmus, 44 
Will Ennis, 53 
Willem, 31, 34, 37 
Willem E., 39 
William, 37, 43, 45, 47, 48, 52. 

53. 55, 74, 124 

William A., 86, 95, 99, 100 

William Arthur, 68 

William B., 61, 69, 71, 80 

William E., 54. 99 

William Ennes, 45, 53 

William Hamilton. 60. 68 

William J., 43, 47 

William L., 100 

William P., 98 

William W., 68. 70, 79 

Wilma J., 95 

Wilson G., 99 

Winfield S., 6i, 70 

Winfred M., 71, 75, 83, 87 
Cowles. Mary T., 66, 75 
Cox, Mary, 37, 43 



Coy, Mary A., 68, 79 
Crafts, Harry W., 77, 90 

Norma, 90 
Crane, Nellie, 67, 77 
Crandall, Hannah, 107 

John, no 

John, Rev., 107 

Sarah, 107, no 
Crom, Catharine, 35 

Cathryn, 31 

Gysbert, 102 
Cross, Martha, 113 

Robert, 113 
Crossley, Bertha J., 85 

Clinton C, 85, 95 

J. Le Grand A., 85, 94 

James P., 73, 85 

John D., 95 

John P., 85 

Rees D., 95 

Robert L., 95 

Ruby Geraldine, 85 

Virginia G., 94 
Crotser, Anthony, 101 
Cruger, Nicholas, 47 
Cuddeback, Benjamin, 103 

Jacobus, 103 

Sara, 103 
Cunningham, Simon B., 99 
Cuveille, Adrianna, 51 

Dailey, Susanna, 40, 46 
Damon, Marie, 73 
Dane, Rev. Francis, 112 
Davenport, Elizabeth, 37, 45 

Humphrey, 51 

Martin, 43 
David, Dr. Frank E., 120. 122 

Davies, , 12 

Davis, Annatje, 44 

Elizabeth, 38, 44 
Davison, Sadie A., 74. 86 
Decker, Abraham, 44 

Benjamin, 35, 40. 46 

Cornelia, 40, 46 

Grietje, 103 

Hannah. 45 

Hendrick, 31 

Hey It j en, 31 

Isaac, 40 

Jacob, 31 

Jacob Jansen, 14, 29, =;o 

Joel, 38 

John, 45 

Ley a, 103 

Manuel, 45, 56 

Margriet, 35, 38 

Rachel, 35, 38, 45 

Samuel, 45 

Sarah, 45 
Deenmark, Femmetje, 38, 44 



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133 



De Forest, Henry, 16 

Isaac, 16 
de Hooges, Anthony, 103, 104 
De Key, Teunis, 29 
Delamater, Hester, 18 

Isaac, 18 

Jan, 18 

John, 32, 34 

Margaret, 33, 34 

Margriet, 37 

Susanna, 32, 36 
Delaval, John, 18 
Delva, Antje, 51 
de Meyer, Nicholas, 26 
Dennemarken, Margaret, 97 

Margriet, 35, 39, 97 
Dennington, Ruth, 84 
Dennis, R. W., 99 
Dennison, Nathan, Col., 115 

Sarah, 115 
De Pue, Marritjen, 51 
De Puy, Catharine, 46 

Catrina, 35, do 
des Marest, David, 18 
Devoor, Aefie, 36, 37 

Effie, 37 

John, 33, 37 
Dewis. Sherrill F., 81 
de Wit, Mary, 31 
De Witt, Jacob I., 38 

Jan, 51 

Mary, 35 
Dickey, Cornelius R., 94 

Earl A., 94 

Frank A., 84, 94 
Dieckle, M. Rachel, 76, 8g 
Diffenbacher, Sarah C., 65, 74 
Dignon, Francis H., 95 

Frank J., 73, 86 

Sidney L., 95 

Sidney Le Grand, 86 
Dildein, Annatje, 36, 41 
Dingman Alida (or Huldah), 39, 

97 
Dingemans, Jacob, 103 
Dircks, Madeleen, 50 

Magdaleen, 50 

Magdalena, 51 
Ditwiler, Ethel M., 78, 90 
Dodson, Mary, 97, 98 
Dongan, Thomas, 27 

Thomas, Gov., 18 
Dotterer, Davis H., 61, 69 

Louise, 69, 80 

William C, 69 
Douglas, Ann, 112 

Elizabeth, 106 

John, 88 

William, 112 
Drake, Effie, 39, 46, 97 

Elizabeth, 36 



46, 



i Draper, Hannah, 106, 107 
James, 106 
Moses, 106 
Nathan, 45, 56 
, Duane, Thomas, 108 

Dubrock, Clara A., 74 
1 Durkee, Capt. Robert, 109 
I Durgy, Martha, 113 
William, 113 
Du Pay, Niclas, 50 
Dutcher, Charles. 43 
Dyckman, Cornelis, 30 
Jan, 14, 18, 19 
Wyntie, 30, 33 
Dyer, Adele M., 88 
Dymond, Hazel Alberta, 93 
John Henry, 93 
Lena Elmira, 93 
Stephen, 84, 93 

Eaton, Robert, 73 
Edgar, Martha, 41 
Edgerton, Julia. 63, 71 

Mary, 63, 71 
Edson, W. Q., 99 
Edwards, Margaret, 98 
Elderkin, John, 116 

Paltiah, 116 
Elmer, Capt. Nathaniel, 101 
Emmons, Catharina, 36 

Catharine, 41 

Lena, 45, 48 

Rebecca, 36, 41 
Engburgh, Cora A.. 70. 75, 118, 120 

Teckla, 70, 75, 118, 120 
Ennes, Catharina, 44. 

Cathrina, 38 

Cornelia, (Viervant), 54 

Jannetje, 35, 38, 54 

Jannetjen, 52 

William, 54 
Emery, Margaret, 41 

William C, 114 
Evans, Edward T., 72, 84 

Harriet Virginia, 84 

Marian L., 84 

Richard H., 84 
Eleyessen, Bastiaen, 25, 26 

Metje, 25 

Fairfield, Jennie A., 66, 75 
Fanning, Edmund, 116 

Ellen ( ), 116 

Marie, 116 
Farmer, Margaret, 63, 71 
Fearman, Frank D., 71 
Fell, Edward, 109 

Jesse, 57 

Jesse, Judge, 109 

Judge, 42 
Fenton, Abigail, 112 



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Ferhrachc, Ferdinand, 86, 95 

Gerald P., 95 

Mildred M., 95 
Ferrier, Thomas, 115 
Flagler, Estelle, 72, 84 
Fleming, Helen, 83, 93 
Flint, Ada, 99, )00 
Foley, Charles A., 72, 83 

Ralph J., 83 

Ruth M., 83 
Forhis, F. M., 78, 90 

Hubert L., 90 
Ford, Emma E., 66, 76 
Forrester, Arthur W., 76, 88 

Edward A., 67, 76 

Edward B., 88 

Fred. W., 76. 88 

Harry E., 76 

lone, 88 

Luella M., 88 
Fortner, Lucinda, • 98 
Foster, Dove M., 70, 81 
Fowler, Sylvanus, 73 
Freyenmuth, John Casperus, 23 
Frink, Andrew, 115 

John, 116 

Mary ( ), 116 

Philene, 115 

Samuel, 115. 116 
Fuller, Alice, 58, 112, 113 

Stephen, 113, 123 

Stephen Capt, 112, 113 

Stephen, Sen., 112 

Thomas, 113 

Thomas, Lieut, 113 
Fulmer, Townsend G., 99 

Gabriel, Albert W., 73, 85 

Albert Washburn, 85 

Doris Alberta, 85 
Gallup, Benadam, 116 

Hannah, 116 

John, Capt., 116 
Gardner, Alice Fuller, 115 

Harry, 69 

Joseph, 61, 69 

Stephen, 112 

Tobias L., 98 
Gardenier, Lysbet, 103, 104, 105 

(Flodder) Jacob Jansen, 105 
Garretsen, Maria, 40 
Garrigues, Thomas A., 70 
Garrison. Gilbert, 33 
Gatton, Beatrice L., 78 
Geary, Denis, 112 

Elizabeth, 112 

Nathaniel, 112 
Geer, Resin, Capt., 113, 123 
Gerritsen, Lubbert, 26 
Getzler, Elizabeth, 64, 72 
Gilbert, Marion H., 86, 95 



Gilchrist, Glenn E., 91 

Grace R., 80 

Harry S., 69, 80 

Ileen Isabel, 91 

J. Fred, 80, 91 

Thomas R., 91 
Gill, Helen C, 92, 96 
Gilmore, Sarah, 34 
Gleechman, Vivian, 77, 89 
Goble, Joanna, 68, 78 

Lina, 68 
Gonsales, Daniel, 103 
Good, Adda Lorraine, 79, 90 

William V.. 68, 79 
Goode, Abigail, 113 
Goodspeed, David Courtright, 95 

Oliver P., 86, 95 
Gordon, Martha, 114 
Gore, Asa, 108 

Daniel, 107, 108, 109, no 123 

Daniel, Captain, 57, 58. 107 

Daniel, Lieut., 105, 108, 109, no, 
in 

George, 108, no 

Hannah, 108 

John, 106, 108 

(John), Mr., 106, 109 

Lucy, 108 

Lydia, 105, no 

Obadiah, 107, 108. 100. 123 

Obadiah, Capt., 108, in 

Polly, no 

Rachel 45, 56, 58, 59, no 

Rhoda ( ), 106 

Samuel, 106, 108 

Samuel, Capt., 107 

Sarah, 108 

Silas, 108 

Theresa, no 
Gouverneur, Nicholas, 42 
Grabow, Edward, 80, 91 

Jean C, 91 

Mary C, 91 
Grant, General, 61 
Greenslade, Joanna, 116 
Griffin, Margaret C, 71, 83 
Griswold, Edward, in 

Francis, Lieut., Ill 

Mary, in 
Groteguth, May, 68, 78 
Grove, Hannah, 113 

Nicholas, 113 
Grubb, Elizabeth, 46 
Guimar, Elizabeth, 104 

Peter, 104 

Haddock, Clare M., 90 

John C, 79, 90 
Haldron, William, 18 
Hall, , 41 

Elizabeth, 41 

Mary, 36, 41 



Index 



135 



Hamilton, Pearl M., 81, 92 
Hamlin, Philena J., 59, 66 
Hancock, Earle C, 80 

Elizabeth G., 80 

James, 69, 80 
Handshaw, Sarah, 39, 45, 54 
Handy, Gretchen, 94 

Herbert L., 94 

Herbert Lewis, 85 

Herbert L., 3d, 94 

Jane, 94 
Hans, Catharyn, 50 
Hansen, Catharine, 27, 31, 49 

Peter C., 82 
Hanson, Homer C., 93 

John W., 27 

Peter C., 93 

Walter W., 93 
Hardenburg, Dr. Jacob R., 58 
Hardesty, Gail H., 85, 94 
Harding, Alfred E., 74, 86 

Alfred L., 95 

Alfred Leslie, 86 

C. Louise, 95 
Harlan, Margaretta L., 98, 99 
Harrison, Gerard, 98 
Harsen, Cornelius, 37 
Hart, Rebecca R., 59, 66 
Harvey, Oscar J., 5 
Haskins, Ada M., 66, 75 
Hathaway, Elizabeth G., 86 
Haviland, Benjamin, 33 

Joseph, 33 
Hawkins, Eleanor Marie, 92 

John R., 81, 92 

Marjorie June, 92 
Hawley, Louisa J., 69, 80 
Hawn, Charles D., 72, 83 

Elizabeth B., 93 

Ellen V., 93 

Howard S., 83, 93 

Orra F., 83, 93 
Hax, Mabel G., 70, 75, 118, 120 
Hay, Maude B., 81 
Heddon, Donald, 92, 96 

Donald Jack, 96 
Hedges, Charlotte, 77 
Heft, Harriet E., 64, 73 
Helm, Cattrina, 45, 48 
Helt, J. C, 114 
Henderson, Reba, 68, 79 
Hendrick, Mary, 65 

Mary A., 73 
Hendrickse, Cornelia, 48 
Henwood, Catherine L., 85, 94 

Richard P., 85 

William B., 73, 85 
Herron, Burton D., 70, 82, 118, 120 

Cornelia Courtright, 82, 120 

Harriet,* 120 

Harriet Emeline, 82 

Helen Johnson,, 82, 120 



Herron, John Abbott, 82, 120 
Herweg, James E., 86, 95 

Majorie L., 95 
Heyliger, John, Col., 42 
Hewitt, Benjamin, 116 

Hannah, 115 

Thomas, 116 
Hill, Beatrice, 83, 87 

Bernard, 83, 87 

Charles B., 77, 89 

Forrest M., 82, 87 

Hazel M., 83, 87 

Helen, 89 

Isabelle, 89 

Maitland. 71, 75, 82, 87 

Winifred C, 83, 87 
Hogue, Mayme I., 85 
Hollenback, Mathias, Col., 57 

Mathias. Lieut. Col., 109 
Holly, Richard, 43 
Holmes, Cora G., 77, 89 
Holt, Evelyn, 83, 93 
Hooghouse, Benjamin E., 85 

C. Beaumont, 85 

Cornelius W., 72, 84 

Frederick L., 84 

Jennie C, 84, 94 

Lewis E., 85 
Hooghtaling, Peter, 43 

William, 43 
Hoornbeek, Benjamin, 35 

Elizabeth, 35 

JoOSt, 102 

Samuel, 39 
Hoover, Catharine, 55 

Emanuel, 46, 97 
Hopkins, Grace E., 86, 95 
Horton, Helen O., 43 
Hospelhaun, Beulah, 77, 90 
Hough, Marion C, 85 

Lester, 73, 85 
Hover, Catharine, 56 

Catrina, 39, 45, 54, 55, 56, 57. 58 

Cornela, 54 

Cornela Courtright, S3 

Cornelia, 56 

Emanuel, Capt., 56 

Henderick, 56 

Henry, 39, 55 

Jeane, 53 

Jonathan, 53 

Manuel, 54 
Howell, Peter Q., 47 
Huber, Johannes Michael, 56 
Hudson, Hendrick, 51 
Huff, Jemima, 47 
Hults, Cornelia, 114 
Hume, Etta Mary, 80 
Hunt, John, 40 
Huntoon, James H., 65 
Hurd, Anna E., 77 

Anna L., 77 



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Hurd, Carl B., 77, 90 

Carl B., Jr., 90 

Charles J., 67, 77 

Louie L., 67, 77 

Frank, 81, 92 

Margaret L., 92 

Mary E., 67, 77 

Nettie, 90 

Nettie E., 77 

Wellington, 77 

Wellington E., 67, 77 
Hurlbut, Charles W., 85, 94 

Charles W., Jr., 94 

John S., 94 
Huson, Mary, 48 
Hussey, Frederick, 102 

Judith, 102 

Margaret, 102 
Huytes, Weiske, 51 

Imboden, Zada, 68 
Innes, Alexander, Rev., 54 
William, 54 

Jackson, Ada J., 84, 94 

Alfred E., 74, 87 

Alfred R., 87 

Almira, 43 

Dale V., 87 

Edith A., 87 

Florence M., 87 

Grace L., 87 

Howard L., 87 

Mildred L., 87 

Nancy, 64. 72 

Ruby R., 87 
Jacobs, Elizabeth, 36 
Jacobus, Jannetje, 103 
Jamison, David, 104 
Jansen. Johanna, 36, 41 

Margriet, 34, 37 

Metje, 27 
John. Count of Nabor, 10 

Ethel, 90 

Ethyl, 78 
Johnson, , 24 

Mary E., 70, 117, 118 

Mary Emeline, 63 

Mayme, 71, 82 
Jones, Sarah Ann, 59, 64 
Jordan, Anne, 113 

Stephen, 113 
Josselyn, Benage S., 70, 81 

Benage S., Jr., 81, 92 

Dorothy, 81 

Gail demons, 92 

Mildred, 81 

Keene, Edwin F.. 99 
Kemmerer, Arthur E., 77, 89 

Donald L., 89 

Doris E., 89 



Kemmerer, Dorothy I., 89 

Edwin W., 76. 89 

Ethel L., 89 

Frank L., 77 

Harold D., 76 

Jessaline, 76 

Lorenzo B., 89 

Lorenzo D., 67, 76 

Martha J., 89 

Roy C, 77, 89 

Ruth, 89 
Keller, William B., 72, 83 

William B., Jr., 83 
Kelly, Ethel M., 72, 83 
Kennedy, Abigail, 115 

Amos, 115 

Annette, 115 

Catharine, 45, 47, 56, 57. 58, 101, 
115, 116, 117 

Elizabeth, 101 

Jannette, I IS 

James, 101, 114, 115 

John, 57, 101, 103, 115, 123 

John A., 115 

Louisa, 115 

Lyman, 115 

Margaret S., 99, 100 

Mary, 115 

Robert, 115 

Sarah, 115 

Thomas, 101, 115 
Keter, Johannes, 102 
Kiersen, Hendrick, 14, 15, 29, 30 
Kight, James W., 77, 89 

Martha A., 89 

Kimberly, , 41 

Kingsbury, Laura, 99, 100 
Kinnecutt, Elizabeth, 115 

John, 116 

Roger, 116 
Kip, Jacob, T03 

Johannes, 29 
Kinscella, Eleanor, 80 
Kittel, Jan, 35 

Susanna, 38, 43 
Klinetop, Lydia, 98, 99 

Sarah, 98 
Konstapel, Gerrit, 102 
Knox, Thomas, 42 
Krebaum, Don W., 94 

Harry, 84 

Harry W., 94 
Kuikendal, Margriet, 35, 38 
Kyte, Anny, 43, 46 

Jacob, 44 

Lacey, Martha R., 67, 77 
Lake, Hannah, 116 

John, 116 
Lamb, Alice E., 72, 83 

Arthur D., 72 

Dunham, 64, 72 



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137 



Lamb, Frank C, 79 

Walter, 72 

Wilbert W., 68, 79 
Lamberts, Conrad, 32 
La Montagne, Isaac, 33 

Jan, 18 

Johannes, Dr., 16 

John, 30 

Jolante, 30, 33 

Rachel (De Forest), 16 
Land, lone, 76, 88 
Landon, Thomas, 54 
Lane, Loduskia, 106 
Langdon, Henry, 70 
Larned, Lucy Ann, 59, 64 

Mary, no 
Larsen, Edward, 82, 87 

Helen W., 82, 87 
Larson, Caroline E., 78,1 90 

Edward, 71, 74 
Latham, Charlotte Miner, 122 

Justin, 119, 122 

Wendell, 122 
Lathrop, Ellen, 68, 79 
Lazarus, John S., 69, 81 

Minnie L., 81, 92 
Leavenz, Nellie M., 99, 100 
Lee, Carlton O., 66. 76 

Dorothy Lucile, 78 

Evelyn V., 78 

Laura Pearl, 78 

Mabel G.. 78 

Myrta Sarah, 76 

Nellie K., 81, 92 

William Herbert, 68, 78 

William H., Jr., 78 
Le Fevre, Eliza, 99, 100 
Leinnar, Elizabeth, 75, 88 
Lent, J. Edward, 67 
Lerch, Elizabeth, 98, 99 
Lerk, Capt, 101 
Le Sueur, Francois, 54 

Jeanne, 54 
Lewis, A. Rexford, 84 

Alice L., 72 

Alice, 84 

B. Marie, 84, 94 

Blanche, 85 

Blanche E., 72 

Doris M., 94 

Ernest B., 84, 04 

Everett A., 84, 94 

Everett B., 72, 84 

Francis E., 72, 84 

Harold F., 84 

Jean V., 94 

Tonas, 30 

Kathryn L., 84 

Laura, 84, 94 

Musa, 84 

Oscar C, 72, 84 

Ralph C, 94 



Lewis, Ruth M., 94 

Sarah, 114 

Stephen D., 64, 72 

W. Claire, 84, 94 

Walter A., 72, 84 

Walter G., 94 

Walter R., 94 
Lincoln, Mary, 116 

Thomas, 116 
Line, Adrian, 44 

Martin, 98 
Livingston, Henry B., 47 
London, Mae, 86 
Lonsdale, Hetty McNair, 119, 120, 

121 
Logan, Laura L, 86, 96 
Low, Abraham, 32, 36, 40, 41, 42 

Adolf, 42 

Albert, 29, 32, 36 

Anna, 32, 36, 41 

Annetie, 29, 32 

Belitie, 29, 32 

Benjamin, 32, 36, 41 

Bridget, 42 

Catharina, 40 

Cathelyn, 32, 36, 41 

Catherine, 41 

Catrentie, 40 

Charity, 40 

Cornelis, 29, 32, 36, 40, 41 

Cornelius, 41, 42 

Dinah, 32, 36 

Dirck, 32, 36, 41 

Elizabeth, 40 

Eunice, 41 

Gerrit, 32, 36, 42 

Gisbert, 41 

Gysbert, 29, 32, 36, 40, 41, 42 

Henry, 40 

Isaac, 41 

Jacob D., 41 

Janneke, 41 

Jannetie, 40 

John, 29, 32, 36, 40, 41, 42 

Judick, 41 

Judith, 32, 36, 42 

Lavina, 40 

Lawrence, 29, 32, 36, 40 

Maria, 32, 36, 40, 41 

Marinus, 32, 36 

Mary, 32, 36, 41 

Neeltie, 29, 32 

Peter, 41 

Rebecca, 41 

Rem, 40 

Sara, 42 

Sarah, 40, 41, 42 

Teunis, 32, 36, 41 

Thomas, 41 

William, 40 

Wyntie, 29, 32. 36 
Lott, Ida M., 74 



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Lough, William, 99 

Lount, , 60 

Louw, Jacob, 40 

Petrus, 102 
Lowry, Charlotte C, 93 

Donaldson K., 6j, 93 

George M., 83 

Marion, 71, 93 

Philip H., 93 

Philip W., 83, 93 

Reigert B., Col., 63, 71 

Ricardo St. P., 71, 83 

Robert Oliver, 71 

Walter C, 71, 83 
Luce, Anna E., 67, 76 
Ludwig, Elva Odessa, 89, 96 
Luther, Elizabeth, 1 16 

Hezekiah, 116 

John, 116 

Susanna, .Mrs. 65 
Lyon, Phoebe, 114 

Mackay, Harriet L., 75, 88 

Harry C, 75, 88 

Hugh R., 75 

Mary S., 75 

Peter S., 66, 75 

Ralph S., 88 

Raymond C, 88 
Magee, Cynthia, 85, 94 
Mancius, Georgius Wilhelm, 22 
Manville, Urania, 113, 114 
Marenus, David, Rev., 60 
Marshall, Alonzo L., 79, 90 

Gertrude I., 90 

Helen L., 90 

Val. A., 90 
Martin, Anna E., 70, 81 

Irene, 67 
Mathers, Mary, 61, 69 
Mathews, Amasa, 37 
Matlack, A. Louise, 79, 90 

Clare C, 79 

Dorothy T., 79, 90 

Frank C, 79 

Granville T., Dr., 68, 79 

Louise, 68 
Mattle, Ann, 112 
Maughum, Mason, 81 
Maus, Annie W., 71, 83 
Maximilian, of Hapsburg, 10 
Mayer, Adolph, 18 
Mays, Sadie (Martz), 77, 89 
Mead, David, 63, 117 

George A., 78, 90 

Mamie, 67 

Mary W., 90 

Robert, 60, 67 

Sadie, 67, 78 
Megargel, Archibald H., 76 

Charles E., 88 

Ethel J., 76, 89 



Megargel, Harold J., 88 

Helen R., 76 

Rena M., 76, 88 

Thomas J., 67, 76 

Willard C, 76, 88 
Meltzer, Charles F., 81 
Meyer, Aaron, 33 

Abraham, 33 

Bridget, 36, 42 
Michaels, Cornelis, 36 

Dina, 36 

Jannetje, 36 

Machtel, 36 

Michiel, 36 

Reyer, 36 
Michiels, Aefie, 25, 30 

Hannah, 29, 33 

Jacomyntie, 29, 33 

Jane, 29, 33 

Mary, 29, 33 

Metje, 25, 30 

Sarah, 29, 33 
Michielsen, Aefie, 15 

Annetie, 15, 25, 30 

Bastiaen, 15, 25, 29 

Hendrick, 29, 32 

Johannes, 29, 33 

Metie, 15 

Michiel, 29, 32 

Reyer, 15, 25, 29, 32 

Teunis, 29, 33 
Michielszen, Reyer, 50 
Michler, Frank, Col., 71 
Middagh, Catrina, 37, 43 

Gideon, 38 

Jan, 38 

Jannetie, 37 

Jannetje, 43 

Johnathan, 38 

Judith, 32, 36 

Teunis, 35 
Miller, Georgia, 71, 75, 83, 87 

Martha, 39, 46, 97 
Miner, Asher, 119, 120 

Colonel (Asher), 120 

General Asher, 120, 121 

Charles, 120 ■ 

Charles Abbott, 117, 118, 119 

Charles Howard, Dr., 119, 121 

Charles Howard, Jr., 121 

Charlotte, 116, 117 

Elizabeth, 119 

Elizabeth Ross, 121, 122 

Ephriam, 116 

Ephriam, Lieut., 116 

Hannah, 115, 116 

Helen Lea, 121, 122 

Hetty Lonsdale, 121 

Joshua L., 79, 90 

Joshua L., 3d, 90 

Margaret Mercer, 121 



Index 



139 



Miner, Robert, 116, 117 

Robert Cbarles, 121 

Sidney Roby, 119, 121 

Simeon, 115 

Stella Mercer Shoemaker, 121 

Thomas. n6. 120 
Minot, Frederick S., 71 
Misner, Peter, 65 
Mitchell, Annie, 68 

Annie L., 60 

Elizabeth, 60, 68 
Moffitt, Julia, 67 
Monroe, James, Hon., 42 

Stephen, 43 
Montagne, Abraham, 18 
Moore, Clara B., 03 

Dorothy H., 84 

Edward T„ 84 

Ernest H., 84, 93 

Harriet A., 84 

John, 99 

Lena A., 84 

Nancy G„ 84, 93 

Oliver R., 72, 84 

Paul R„ 84 

Raymond R., 84, 93 

Virginia L., 93 
Morehead. Nellie A., 68 
Morgan, Bertha, 73, 85 

Emily, 84 

Mary A., 60, 68 
Morris, Jemima, 39, 46 

Sidney M., 81 
Mott, Barton, 98 

Chester B., 70, 81 

Clarence C, 81 

Henry, 61, 70 

Ida, 70, 81 
Moulton, Hannah, 113 

Robert, 113 
Mufley, Nora, 99, 100 
Mulford, Horatio, 64 
Mullins, Priscilla, 116 

(Molines), William. 116 
Mumper, Horace W., 80 

Tohn Wolford, 69, 80 

William H., 80 
Munkwitz, Emil J., 70 
Murphy, Elizabeth, 60, 67 

John, 58, 60, 108 

Lucinda. 60, 67 

Mary C, 60, 67 

Sarah, 60, 67 
Murray, Grace, 80 
Myers, Christina, 43, 47 

Jacob, 45 

Lawrence, Lieut., 108 
McAnulty, Anna, 85 
McCarthy, M. Ella, 76, 88 
McCleary, Harry G., 85, 95 

Margaret M., 95 



McCleary, Robert G., 95 
McClenthen, Alva B., 81 

Harrison C, 93 

Harrison J., 81 

Herman P., 81, 92 

Isadore M., 82 

Lucy A., 81 

Margaret F., 93 

Morris A., 70, 81, 93 

Nellie C, 81, 92 

Ruth S., 82 

Zilpha M., 82, 93 
McCullough, James C, 78, 90 

Katharine C, 90 

Uel P., 90 
Mclntyre, Archibald, 81 
McKee, Florence, 81 
McKeel, Caleb, 48 

George, 48 

Isaac, 48 

Jacob, 48 

Jesse, 48 

John, 48 

Joshua, 48 

Michael, 48 

Uriah, 48 
McLean, Thomas B., 66 
McMahon, Edward J., 75, 88 

Helen S., 88 
McWalters, Mary J., 69, 80 

Nagel, Jan, 14, 18 
Newton, Anna, 66, 75 
Nicewarner, Millie, 14 
Nichols, Gov., 102 

Richard, 27 

Richard, Col., 17, 18 
Nieukerk, Gieletjen, 104 
Nucella, Johannes Petrus, 22 
Nugent, Harold A., 80 

John E., 69. 80 

Louise C, 80, 91 
Nutter, Valentine. 27 

William, 34 

Oblinus, , 7 

Deborah, 36 
Odell, Hannah, 29 

John, 15, 30 
Old, George Y., 96 

Logan E., 89, 96 

Logan E., Jr., 96 
Olney, Susan L., 65 
Onstott, Elizabeth, 43 
Oosterhout, Arriantje, 35, 30 

Maria, 40, 46 
Ownsby, Margaret, 63, 71 
O'Brien, Margaret E., 81, 93 
O'Neal, Clara V.. 95 

Wayne W., 86, 95 
O'Shea, Mary A., 73. 85 



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Index 



Pabodie, Elizabeth, 116 

William, 116 
Painter, Emery, 75 
Palmer, Grace, 116 

Hannah, 116 

Mary A., 96 

Mary Anna, 89 

Walter, 116 
Palmetier, Margaret, 103 
Parish, John, ill 

Lydia, III 

William, ill 
Park, Adam, 108, in 

Benajah, in 

Hannah, 105, 107, 108, III 

Martha, no, 116 

Mary, 58, 105, 108, no, III 

(or Parke) Robert, 107, no, 
116 

Samuel, no, III 

Thomas, • 107, no, ill, 116 

William, no 
Parker, Adelaide L., 74, 87 

Albert N., 71, 74 

Solomon, 98 
Parmentier. Pieter, 18 
Parsons, Dennis, 114 

Mary U., 78 

Parma, 105 

Uel R., 78 
Passmore, Hannah, 59, 63 
Pawling, Levi, Col., 39 
Pearce, Olive, 112 
Pels, Evert, 22 

Peltrong, , 33 

Perkins, R. W., 99 
Perlee, Martha, 41 
Pettinger, Hendrick, 36 
Phelps, Cassie E., 85, 95 

Elisha, 65 

Floy H., 73, 86 

Horace B., 65 

Horace G., 59, 65, 73, 85 

Jennie C, 73, 86 

John C., 65 

Le Grand D., 65, 73 

Martha, 65, 73 

Mary Alice, 73, 85 

Marv E., 6q, 73 

William J., 85 
Philip, the Bold, 10 

the Good, 10 

II, of Spain, 10 
Phillips, Albertis, 82 

Anacortez, 81 

Carrie, 74 

Carson E., 73, 86 

Charles B., 74 

Charles F., 82 

Clara C. 70 

Claude, 82 



Phillips, Edith B., 86, 95 

Elizabeth, 81 

Esther M., 93 

G. Harding, 70, 82 

Harry H., 82 

Herman F., 70, 82 

Hobart W., 8t 

Howard L., 86 

Ida Roxanna, 73 

Isadore, 70, 81 

Jefferson, 73 

Leslie S., 74, 86 

Lester K., 82, 93 

Margaret C, 82 

Marian D., 82, 93 

Mary Letessia, 82, 93 

Mary Louise, 74, 86 

Mildred J., 82 

Millis S., 82 

Minnie J., 74, 86 

Nettie C, 82 

Philip G., 82 

Quincy, 73 

Ruth E./82 

Ruth I., 93 

T. Leland, 74 

Thomas J., 65, 73 

Walter, 82 

William, 82 

William K., 61, 70 

William T., 70. 81 

Winfield C, 70. 82 
Phoenix, Emma, 64, 73 
Pickering, Timothy, 57 
Pierce. Frank L., 74 

J. Henry, 65, 74 

Martha, 105 

Timothy, 108 

William H., 74 
Plouerh, Jacob, 38 
Pollock, Eliza, 98 

Mary, 98 
Pollard. Mary E., 66, 76 
Posten, Elizabeth, 64, 73 

Ida, 64, 73 
Potter, Margaret, q8, 99 
Powell, Richard Frederick, 89 

Sarah. 83. 93 

William B., Dr., 76, 8q 
Pratt. Claudius B., 65, 73, 85 

Geraldine Marie, 85, 94 

Harold S., 8<? 

Helen M., 85 

Lenora, 73, 85 

Louise B., 73, 85 

Mary E., 73, 85 
Preen, Olive, 79 
Prentice, Alice ( ), 116 

Esther ( ), 116 

John, 116 

Valentine, 116 



Index 



141 



Price, May, 81, 92 
Pringle, Amy Neal, 91 

John, 80, 91 

John C, 91 

Quackenbos, Adrian, 30 
Quick, Abraham, 40 

Anna, 39, 45, 55 

Benjamin, 38 

Rebecca, 35, 40 

Samuel, 38 
Quin, John F., 64 

Ramsay, John 98 
Rapalje, Sarah, 51 
Rawlins, Jennie, 99, 100 
Read, Margaret, 116 
Rees, Sara B., 85, 95 
Reese. Charles W., 77 
Eva L., 77 
Fred J., 67, 77 
Frederick D., 77 
Nellie E., 77 
Reinsmith, Julia, 61 
Reisenberg, Irene, 92 
Reyers, Jacomyntje, 42 
Marytje, 42 
Michael, 42 
William, 42 
Reynolds, Alice, 81 

David M.. 79 
Rhinefield, Ida J., 70, 82 
Rhodes, Hannah, 59, 66 
Joseph, 98 
Margaret T., 65, 74 
Rich, Hannah E., 114 
Richardson, John, 96 
John C, 92 
Mary Helen, 96 
Robert B., 81, 92 
Riker, James, 5 
Riordan, Blanche, 87, 96 

William, 74, 87 
Rivers, Dora B., 70, 82 
Roberts, William, 114 
Robinson, Margaret W., 80, 91 
Rogers, Ariel, 59 
George, Col., 77 
John, 116 
Nellie, 77 
Sarah, 77, 89, 116 
Thomas, 116 
Roll, Ada L., 70, 82 
Romaine, Domine Thomas, 56 
Romeyn (Romaine), Thomas, 23 
Roosa, Albert Heymans, 22, 28 
Geertie, 36, 40 
Iva M., 77 
Mary, 32 



Roosekrans, Alexander, 51 
Anna, 51 
Annatje, 51 

Christina, 31, 35, 50, 51, 52, 97 
Christian, 51 
Dirck, 51 
Hannes, 52 
Harmanus, 51 

Harmen Hendricksen, 50, 51 
Helena, 44, 54 
Hendrick, 51 
Lena, 102 
Magdalena, 52 
Rachel, 51 
Sarah, 51 
Rosekrantz, Helena, 38 
Rose, Catharine, 56 
Rosecrans, Chareck, 45 
Rosekrans, Chareck, 56 
Rosenkrans, Charrick D., 58 
Ross, Elizabeth, 108 
Rowe, James, 63 
Roth, Marian L., 91 
Martin L., 80, 91 

Martin L., Jr., 91 
Ruble, Adeline F., 74, 87 

Beulah G., 87 

Carrie L., 74, 86 

Charles M., 74 

Claude R., 87 

Dorothy E., 87 

Florence L., 74, 87 

Francis M., 87 

Frank L., 74 

Fred F., 74, 87 

Hattie L., 74, 86 

John, 66, 74 

Tohn C, 74 

John E., 87 

John L., 87 

Morris L., 87 

Robert A., 87 

Robert L., 74, 87 
Runyan, Almeda, 67, 78 

Bentley M., 77, 90 

Bentley S., 60, 67 

Charles C, 67, 78 

Charles E., 78 

Corinne H., 77 

Evelyn R., 90 

Frank B., 78 

George H., 90 

Harry B., 78, 90 

John B., 67, 77, 90 

John D., 90 

Mary Ellen, 67 

Mary U., 90 

Mead, 67, 78 

Robert M., 67, 00 

Sadie L., 78, 90 

William B., 78, 90 



142 



Index 



Runyan, William B., Jr., 90 
Runyon, George W., 81 

James H., 69, 81 

Lena Leota, 81 
Russell, Albert P., 80 

Elizabeth, 114 
Ryan. Juanita, 71 

William, 84 

Sahyonne, Mary, 93 

Michael, 82, 93 
Saleno, Gertrude, 69, 80 
Sallows, Hannah, 113 

Micha, 113 

Robert, 113 
Saltmarsh, Rosa, 71 

William J., 71 
Sams, Conway C., 96 

Oscar E., Rev., 89, 96 

Oscar E., .Jr., 96 
Sanders, Maud M., 74, 87 
Sanford, Catherine E., 95 

Elizabeth M., 95 

Nelson A., 86, 95 
Santee, James, 98 

Nancy, 98 
Savage, Earl, 77 
Savior, Mary. 63, 117 
Schaets, Gideon, 13 
Schammers (Chambers), Samuel, 

35 
Schepmoes, Rachel, 103 
Schlampp, Anna M., 74, 86 
Schofield, Elizabeth, 101 
Schoonhover, John, 39 
Schonnmaker, Benjamin, Jr., 39 

Frederick, 104 

Hendrick Claes, 103 

Jacob, 39 

Martinus, Rev., 19 

Mary, 35 
Schoonover, Ezekiel, 54 

John, 97 
Schut, Abraham, 31 
Schwing, August E., 77 
Schweitzer, Morris K., 99 
Scott, Gertrude, 80, 91 
Seaman, Billop B., 47 

Catharine, 42, 47 

Edmund, 47 
Searle, Abigail, 113, 114, n5. "6 

Constant, 115, 123 

Debora ( ), 116 

Lois, 59, 61 

Nathaniel, 115, 116 

Robert, 116 

Ruth Gore, 60, 68 

William, 115, 123 
Seaton, J. Channing, 74, 86 

Nina R., 86, 95 
Seitz, Mary A., 98, 99 



Selyns, Henry, Rev., 18, 19 
Setszer, Blanche M., 77, 89 
Severance, HHen N., 88 
Shafter, Mollie G., 74, 86 
Sharps, John, 60 
Shaw, Laura, 105 
Sheldon, Anna C, 79 
Benjamin C, 79 
Charles, 68, 79 
George M., 79 
Mary H., '79 
William A., 79 
Sheerer, Francis M., 81, 92 
Shelly, Cora E., 64, 72 
Shepard, Jeremiah, Rev., 116 
Mary, 116 
Thomas, Rev., 116 
Shepardson, Daniel, 116 
Joanna, 116 

Joanna ( ) 116 

Sherman, Henry, 37 
Shlect, Cornelise Barentse, 22 
Shoemaker, Grace Lea, 119, 121 
Shook, William, 69 
Shores, Fred, 71 
Short, Rebecca, 116 
Shouse, Christian, Lieut., 101 
Showers, Joseph, 38 
Shumaker, Adah J., 63, 71 
Shur, Artemas, 114 
Columbus, 114 
William, 114 
Sickels, Zacharias, 30 
Sickler, Mary E., 81 
Simonson, Annetta, 98 
Sleezer, George, 87, 96 
Lorna M., 96 
Shirley V., 96 
Slinker, Charles M., 84, 93 
Charles S., 93 
Marian E., 93 
Sly, Elizabeth, 45 

Smith, , 60 

Arthur, 59, 64 
Charity M., 72, 84 
Charles E., 86, 95 
Donald C, 95 
Francis L., 64 
Jeremiah, 105 
Jerusha, III 
Joseph O., 82 
Louisa, 64, 72 
Lydia, 105 
Mary, 100 
Minnie P., 95 
Riter T., 64 
Ruth Ann, 64 
Silas, no 

Stephen Henry, 64 
Thomas, 105 
Welthy Ann, 64 



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143 



Smith, William Hooker, 57 
Snow, Arthur M., 72 

Burton C, 72, 83 

Ellen H., 72, 83 

Frank C, 72 

George W., 72 

Harry W., 72 

Helen E., 83 

John Chapman, 59, 64 

Joseph C, 64, 72 

Katherine H., 64 

Louise F., 64 

Mary E., 64 

Maud J., 72, 83 
Snyder, Charles Raymond, 79 

Estelle Breese, 79, 91 

Jessie F., 91 

Jessie Florence, 79 

Homer P., Hon., 79 
Speck, Mary E., 75 

Spinkstead, , 37 

Spragge, John, 18 
Spruyt, Agatha Jans, 102 
Stansfield. Miriam, 106 
Stanton, William, 114 
Stark, Catharine, 105 

Clara E., 81, 92 

Ethel, 92 

Frances, 92 

Harry, 92 

Harry W., 81, 02 

Helen A., 92. 98 

James, 101 

Judson S., 70. 81 

Marian L., 92 

Marjory, 92 

Mildred, 92 

Ruth, 92 
Stauble, Mary, 114 
Stedman, Elizabeth, 112 
Steele, Clara, 03 

Clara B., 84 

Frances C, 72 

Hannah, 48 

John H., 72 

Luther R., Rev., 64. 72 

Mary C, 72 

Spencer C., 72 
Steenwyck, Cornelis, 20 
Stephens, Mrs. 41 

Sophia, 64, 72 
Stevens, Charles B., 85, 94 

Elnathan, 44 

Grace, 116 

Helen L., 85, 94 

Helen M., 94 

Mary, 116 

Nicholas, 116 

Richard, 116 

Samuel H., 73, 85 

Sarah, 65 



Stevens, Walter P., 85 
Still, George, 114 
Stines, Leroy, 72, 85 

Margaret E., 85 

Richard L., 85 
Stites, Lydia Atherton, 119, 121 
Stone, Hamilton, 61, 69 

Hattie, 69 

Mollie, 69, 80 

William, 69 
Stoothoff, Ida, 36, 40 
Stott, Maria, 106 
Stratsman, Barentje, 105 
Strong, Bertha, 70, 82 
Stretch, Doma. 80 
Stroud, Jacob, Col., 55, 123 
Stryker, Catlina, 41 

Peter, 41 
Stuckey, Kate (Daniels'), 68, 79 
Studley, Elizabeth, 70, 81 
Sturees, Marv M., 78 

Robert, 78 

Willis M., 78 
Stuyvesant, Governor, 16. 19, 28, 103 

Nicholas, 29 

Peter, Gov., 22 
Sullivan, General, 24 
Supplee, Mary, 100 

Mary E., 99 
Suraci, Charles S., 72 
Sutphen, Jane, 41 

, 41 

Swallow, Clara, 60. 68 
Swan, Maud R.. 84, 04 
Swart, Pieternelle. 102 
Swartwout, Anthony, 104 

Antoni, 103 

Bernardus, 103, 104 

Cornelia, 103, 104 

Elizabeth, 45, 47 

Eva, 103, 104 

Hendrickje, 103, 104 

Isaac, 38, 44. 45 

Jesyntjen, 102, 103, 104 

Josyna, 104 

Neeltie, 39, 45, 54 

Rachel, 103, 104 

Roelof, 22, 103, 104 

Roulof, 104 

Rudolphus. 104 

Samuel, 52. 104 

Thomas. T03. 104. 10; 
Sweet, Charles A., 80, 91 

Murrav B.. 91 

Paul H., 91 
Swetland, Artemas, 113, 114 

Augustus, 114 

Byram L., 114 

Delia M., 114 

Emily, IT4 

Franklin, 114 



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Swetland, Fuller M., 114 

Giles T., 114 

Joseph C, 114 

Lanora E., 114 

Livonia C, 114 

Lydia, 115 

Lydia Ann, 114 

Marilla, 114 

Mary L., 114 

Oliver H. P., 114 

Rachel, 114 

Sarah W., 114 

Seth, 114 

Warren, 114 

William L., 114 
Swingle, Mercy, 115 

Tahor, Ira R., 70, 75, 118, 120 
Taggart, Lydia, 85, 94 
Tappan, Jurian 35 
Taylor, Angelina, 114 

Benira, 115 

Celinda, 115 

Charles, 115 

Cornelius, 115 

Cynthia, 115 

Draper, 115 

Erastus, 115 

Gertrude, 115 

Helen, 115 

Henry, 115 

John, 115 

John Abbott, 114 

John M., 115 

Leonora, 114 

Martha, 115 

Polly, 115 

Reuben, 113, 114, 115, 122 

Silas, 115 

Stephen, 114 

Theodore, 115 

Truman, 115 
Teall, Edward H., 79, 91 

Homer S., 91 

Jessie B., 91 

Sarah H., 91 
Ten Eyck, Dorothea, 41 

Hannah. 41 
ten Eyck, Sarah, 35 
ten Eyk, Sara, 31 
Terwilliger, Alonzo H., 65, 73 

Charles P., 73 

Nellie S., 73 
Thomas, Margaret, 114 
Thompson, A. Howard, 84 

Alexander R., 71, 75, 83, 88 

Alice, Mrs., no 

Alice ( ), 116 

Dorothv, 107, no, 116 

Edwin S., 91 

Frank B., 72, 83 



Thompson, Harry C, 83 

Helen M„ 84 

Horatio M., 83 

John, 107, no, 116 

Josephine E., 84 

Louis E., 79, 91 

Mary Helen, 83, 88 

Rosemond L., 84 

Russell S., 84 

Theodore R., 84 

Thomas W., 91 

Virginia D., 83, 88 

Willard F., 84 
Throop, Mary E., 65 
Tibout, Jacomyntie, 29, 32 

Jan, 29 

Marcus, 30 
Tidd, Elizabeth, 113 

(or Tead), John, 113 
Tourneur, Daniel, 18, 30 

Jacobus, 36 

Jacqueline, 18, 30 

Jacques, 15, 29, 30 

The widow, 14 
Tousley, George R., 81 
Tracy, Charles, 80 

Christopher, III 

Ernest, 80 

Johnathan, in 

Lydia, 108, ill 

Norman, 69, 80 

Thomas, Lieut., in 
Traub, Florence A., 91 

John, 80, 91 
Trethaway, May, 92, 96 
Trimble Paul L., 88 

Roy, 75, 88 
Trowbridge, Harriet, 99, 100 
Trumbull, Johnathan, Gov., 107, 109 
Turner, Martha, 98, 99 
Twichell, Arthur P., 71, 82 

Arthur R, 82 

Mary E., 82 
Tysen, Jan, 104 
Tyson, Isaiah, 59, 60 

Joseph, 60 

Thomas, 60 

Usher, Henrietta C, 84, 94 
Utley, Amos, 113 

Catherine, 115 

Charles, 115 

Eliza Ann, 115 

Hester, 115 

James, 115 

Jared, 115 

John, 115 

Lucius, 115 

Lydia, 115 

Mary, 115 

Samuel, 112 



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145 



Vail, Merle, 86, 95 
Valentine, Milton C, 71 

Richard K., Dr., 63, 71, 72 
Vas, Domine Petrus, 22, 23, 52 
Van Aken, Jannetje, 39, 45, 55 

Russie, 39, 45, 54 
Van Appledorn, Claes Teunisz, 25 
Van Benschoten, Gerretje, 51 
Van Bergen, Newell, 76 
Van Bommel, Christoffel, 102 
Van Borsom, Barnet, 102 
Van Brevoort, Jan, 19 
Van Bunchoten, Gerritjen, 34 
Van Camp, Abraham, 35 
Van Cortlandt. William R., 37 
Vandermark, Benjamin, 45 

Daniel, 53 

Jeane Courtright, 53 

Jeremiah, 45 

Johannes, 55 

John, 45 
Van De Merken, Johannes, 39 
Vandervoor, Elizabeth. 42 
van Dort, Cornells Hendricksen, 50 
Van Duyn, Catrina, 36, 40 
Van Dyck, 9 
Van Etten, Antje, 38, 44 

Arie, 31 

Elizabeth, 44 

John, Capt, 55. 57. 123, 124 
Van Gaasbeeck, Laurentius, 22 
Van Garden, Alexander, 36 

Catrina, 43, 47 

Cornelius, 38 

Gysbert, 35, 5* 

Heyltie, 37, 43 

Jacobus, 35 

Mary, 32, 35 

William, 47 
van Hamburg, Elsje Pieters, 28, 49 
Van Huyse, Elizabeth, 33, 37 
Van Kampen, Elizabeth, 31, 35 

Jannetje, 35, 40 
Van Keuren, Rachel, 39 

Sara, 102 
Van Natta, John C, 66, 76 

Lynn C, 76 
Van Nest, Johannes, 36 

Neeltie, 36, 41 
Van Nieuwerzluys, Emmerens, 51 
Van Oblinus, Joost, 18 

Peter, 18, 30 
Van Rensselaer, Killian, 104 
Van Rotmers, Annetje Barents, 104 
Van Rynsburgh, Pieter Jacobson, 

104 
Van Sickle, Andrew, 44 
Van Tienhoven, Cornells, 51 
Van Twiller, director, 16 
Van Vleckeren, Jannetje, 32, 36 

Marinus Roelofs, 32 



Van Vleeck, Isaac, 29 
Van Vliet, Abraham, 36 

Achie, 102 

Adriaen Gerritsen, 102 

Anna, 102 

Ari, 102 

Benjamin, 103 

Catharina, 103 

Daniel, 103 

Debora, 102 

Dirck, 39, 102 

Elizabeth, 103 

Frederick, 102 

Geertje, 102 

Gerrit, 102 

Jacobus, 103 

Jan, 52, 102, 104 

Jesyntje, 103 

Machtel, 102 

Margrietje, 102 

Maria, 46, 57, 97, 101, 103 

Mary, 39 

Samuel, 103 

Willem, 102 
Van Vreedenburg, Mary, 31, 34 
Van Wyck, Johannes, 33 
Varin, Soohia, 80, 91 
Vaughn, Harry, 77 
Verbruyck, William, 41 
Vermilje, Johannes. 18 
Vermilie, Maria, 30 
Vermilye, Aeltie, 33, 36 
Vernoy, Jacob, 39 
Verplanck, Abraham, 51 

James, 69, 80 

Maud, 80 
Verveelen, Johannes, 18 
Viervant, Cornelia, 54 

Cornelis Arents, 54 
Vincent, Leonard, 33 
Vinge, Christina, 50, 51 

Gulian (Julian), 51 

John, Si 

Maria, 51 

Rachel, 51 
Volckertsen, Dirck, 50, 51 
Vredenburg, Annetje, 51 

Wagner, Helen, 73, 85 
Wainwright, Francis, 116 

Francis, Senior, 116 

Mary, 116 

Phillipa ( ), 116 

Waldron, Barent, 18 

Esther, 77, 90 

Resolved, 18 
Wanick, Mrs. Lydia, 60 
Warner, Elizabeth, 42 

Naomi J., 79 
Washburn, Katherine, 61, 70 
Watkins, Georgia N., 86, 95 



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Wattell, John, m 

Mary, m 
Waugh, Janet, 89 
Webber, Hans, 27, 28, 49 
Weeks, Harry V., 86, 06 

Helen B., 06 

John L., 96 

Louis, 74, 86 
Welch, Constance, 114 
Weld, Elizabeth, 106 

John, 106 

Joseph, Capt., 106 
Wells, Alice Lee, 77 

Clara Ida, 68, 79 
Wentz, Beryl C, 78 

James. 68, 78 

John Milton, 90 

Lee B., Lieut. 78, 

Milton H., 78, 00 
Westbroek, Antje, 38 

Jacob, 103 

Maria, 103 
Westbrook, A. J., 114 

Aaron, 43 

Antje, 44 

Evert Roos. 48 

Johannes, 97 

Joseph, 43, 46 
Westerhout. Adrianus. 27 
Westfael, Margriet, 38, 44 

Maria, 48 

Marya, 38 
Westfal, Derick, 38 

Hendrick, 38 

Johanna, 103 
Westfall, Abraham, 45 

Johannes, 34 

Plony, 48 
Westpfahl, Matilda. 76, 88 
Wetherbee, Hannah I., 114 
Wheeler, Cecelia A., 86, 95 

Hannah, 115 

Isaac, no, 116 

Margaret, 115 

Mary ( ), 116 

Thomas, 116 

William, 116 
White. Asher Miner, 122 

C. Frank, 80 

Charles A., 60 

Elizabeth, 122 

Grace R., 80 

Henry C, 69. 80 

John, 61, 69 

Joshua L., 69 

Laura M., 80 

Margaret B., 69, 80 

Mary, 122 

S. Marx, Dr., 120, 122 

Sarah E., 69. 80 
Wilcox, Samuel, 106 



Wilds, Francis, 41 

William, Duke of Juliers, 10 

of Orange, 11 
Williams, Asher, 81 

Bernice S., 92 

Blanche, 81 

Clarissa, 58, 60 

Elizabeth C, 92 

Evan R., 81, 92 

Gilbert, 81 

Gladys I., 92 

Harry E., 92, 96 

Henry, 81 

Henry F., 61, 70 

Isaac, 113 

Jean M., 92 

John, 44, 103 

John W., 70, 81 

Lydia, 81 

Margaret L., 92 

Marion Elizabeth, 96 

Milton, 92 

Paul S., 92 

Robert, 81 

Roger, in 

Rose, 96 

Rose C, 70, 81, 92 

Samuel, 38 

Sheldon R.. 92 
Wilson, John D., 82 
Windfield, James, 43 
Windsor, Geneva E., 78 

George B., 68, 78 

George Wayne, 78 

Helen G., 78, 90 

Hester M., 78, oo 

Jessie Ruth, 78 

Laura Pearl, 78 

Leetha L., 78 

Lillith B., 78 

William Deane, 78 
Wing, Allison G, 88 

Grace V., 71, 75, 83, H7 

Wendell C, 88 
Wintermout, Jurian, 38 
Witter, Hannah, 107, no, tit 

Josiah, 107, no 

William, 107, no 
Wolfe, Freeborn, 113 

Peter, 113 
Wolters, Kier, 30 
Wood, Rena, 82, 93 
Woodruff, Matilda, 114 
Worley, Margaret Z.. 76 
Wright, Albert O., 71 

Bonnie, 82 

Charles F., 63, 71 

Charles M., 59 

Charles Miner, 63 

Chester, 71 

Edward, 71 



Index 



147 



Wright, Estella 71 

George, 71, 82 

Josephine, 63, 66, 71, 74 

Josiah, 63, 71 

Lois, 82 

Mary, 63 

Mary Pearl, 71 

Milton C, 63, 71 

Minnie E., 71, 82 

Tina R., 78 
Writer, Aaron, 46, 97 

Caspar, 37 



Writer, Sarah, 43 
Wunder, Clara V., 74, 86 
Wyatt, Lizzie, 117, 119 

Yale, Florence B., 76, 88 
Yarrington, Kessiah, 108 

Zeise Frank S., 82, 93 

Frank S., Jr., 93 

William E., 93 
Zyperus, Domine Michiel, if 



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